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Pilot Freight Concept Development Program


    This consultant activity will establish a process for advancing regional and local freight initiatives that have been identified through planning studies conducted by NJTPA subregions, planning partners and NJTPA Central Staff - consistent with federal guidelines and the Project Delivery Process implemented by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).person watching train

    Two pilot projects have been selected for this initial Program Development and Pilot Study Phase:

    • The first Pilot Freight Concept Development Study will be the Dover and Rockaway Rail Realignment Project identified in the Morris County Freight Infrastructure and Land Use Analysis Subregional Study.

    • The second Pilot Study will be the Hackettstown Bridge over Drain Weight Restriction Elimination Project identified in the NJTPA Morris/Warren County Rail Corridor Study.

    Primary tasks to be performed by the consultant for each pilot study shall include, but are not limited to: data collection, community outreach, development of the purpose and need statement, development of alternatives, selection of preliminary preferred alternative and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act)classification.

    The three year effort is being conducted for the NJTPA by a consultant team led by Jacobs Engineering, Inc. with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.; H2M Architects & Engineers; GTS Consultants, Inc.; Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc.; and Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

    For further information on this project, please contact Jakub Rowinski, NJTPA Project Manager at [email protected]