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NJTPA Representative: Kathy DeFillippo
Morris County, with a population of 492,676 and proximity to New York City, has an excellent transportation system and other assets have attracted Fortune 500 companies. NJ Transit provides service to thousands of commuters, many of whom ride the MidTown Direct service to Manhattan. Bus service links the county's 39 municipalities to the rest of the metropolitan region. The county also makes use of an extensive road system, which includes major corridors such as Interstates 287 and 80.
Morris County has a rich history dating from colonial days. Morristown, the county seat, was the site of Washington's winter headquarters during the American Revolution and remains the cultural and commercial center. With its iron deposits, abundant timber, and many streams and rivers, the county was once a center of iron ore production. Now it is home to a wide range of industries, including financial services, real estate, pharmaceuticals and high-tech research. Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the College of St. Elizabeth, as well as the County College of Morris, are located here.
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