CURRENT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS IN SOMERSET COUNTY
Transportation projects funded in Somerset County are listed in the NJTPA Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a four-year agenda of improvement projects drawn from the NJTPA long-range Regional Transportation Plan. Projects in the TIP include public transit, road, bridge, bicycle, pedestrian and freight-related projects that have completed the planning stage and are ready for final design, land acquisition, and construction. Click here to view a table of links to project listings in the TIP organized by county. Select Somerset County to view details of current projects there.
NOTIS, the NJTPA Online Transportation Information System, allows interactive searching for information about particular projects, using maps and database queries. NOTIS includes projects in the current TIP as well as projects still at the planning stage.
PROJECTS PLANNED FOR SOMERSET COUNTY
The NJTPA Study and Development Program
(S&D) evaluates the need for projects and develops alternative conceptual designs and routes. The program contains a variety of work, from technical studies focusing on highly specific, localized issues to major corridor studies that cover large stretches of our regional transportation system. Projects are scored and ranked during development of the S&D.
LOCAL SAFETY PROGRAM
This program provides funds for quick fix, high impact safety improvements on county and local roads. The progarm focuses on vehicular and pedestrian improvements of critical need that can be completed within a short period time. Prioriy is given to projects that address locations identified as NJTPA safety priorities, NJDOT priorities, or are well supported by crash data.
HIGH RISK RURAL ROADS PROGRAM
This program provides funds for quick fix, high impact safety improvements on county and local roads. The program focuses on vehicular and pedestrian improvements of critical need that can be completed within a short period time. Priority is given to projects that address locations identified as NJTPA safety priorities, NJDOT priorities, or are well supported by crash data. For more information visit NJTPA Local Safety Program & High Risk Rural Roads Program.
Somerset County receives funding from the NJTPA for studies of transportation issues under the NJTPA Subregional Studies Program.
REGION WIDE STUDIES
The NJTPA sponsors studies
of region wide transportation issues, some of which may impact Somerset County.
GIS DATASETS - SOMERSET COUNTY
The NJTPA regional databank is a digital repository for all transportation and related data, stored and maintained on the NJTPA’s computer network. The regional databank assists staff, agency partners and subregions in planning initiatives by providing accurate, accessible transportation and related datasets necessary for informed analysis, decision-making and reporting.
Datasets are made available to partner agencies, subregions and the general public via posting on the Internet. This section contains subregion-specific data that is maintained in a geographic information system (GIS). Included are ArcGIS shapefile layers for land use/land cover (LULC), parks (two different shapefiles), and water bodies (lakes and streams). Additional data needs can be met by going to Data & Maps section of the NJTPA website or fulfillment of individual data requests.
FREIGHT INDUSTRY PROFILE - SOMERSET COUNTY
The NJTPA has developed a set of alternative freight forecasts to support transportation, land use, and economic development decisions. The first step in the study process was to document current baseline conditions. The Somerset County Freight Profile offers a snapshot of key metrics – Economy and Land Uses, Freight Flows, and Freight Transportation Networks in 2010 and in the forecast year, 2040.