The NJTPA is creating a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Mobility Plan to develop regional policies and strategies that increase traveler choices while also minimizing the negative impacts of single-occupant vehicle travel on congestion, air quality, and safety.
The plan will build on the groundwork of existing TDM initiatives and the planning goals identified in the region’s long-range transportation plan, Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, as well as the comprehensive plan for sustainable development, Together North Jersey. The plan will also address the goals of the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan to improve mobility for elderly and disadvantaged populations, as well as NJTPA’s performance measurement framework.
The study team, led by the NJTPA and a consultant, established a technical advisory committee (TAC) comprised of TDM practitioners, planners, and policy makers across the region to provide strategic direction and input on the plan. Initial research into best practices and a regional travel trends analysis informed the selection of strategies that address air quality, access and mobility, and safety goals. The team and TAC selected six priority strategies for the development of implementation briefs. Each of the six briefs will provide detailed approaches, implementation partners and roles, funding considerations, performance measures, and next steps
The study will be completed in June 2021.
Study tasks include:
- Technical Advisory Committee (TAC): NJTPA assembled a TAC comprised of representatives from transportation agencies, municipalities, counties, transportation management organizations, advocacy organizations, and other partners to advise on the project and review interim work products.
- Background Research: The study team evaluated existing plans, policies, and programs in the NJTPA region. They also researched best practices in TDM and mobility strategies, including summarizing lessons learned from current and past projects, as well as recent pilot projects focusing on emerging mobility options. This research included interviews with transportation experts, peer agencies, and stakeholders.
- Travel Trends Analysis: The study team conducted a regional travel trends analysis, summarizing geographic and temporal trends in commute and non-commute behavior, forecasted transportation and land use conditions, and transit characteristics. The analysis also evaluates the propensity for different place types across the region (ranging from larger cities to rural areas) to benefit from a range of TDM and mobility strategies.
- TDM and Mobility Strategies Development: The study team, with input from the TAC and informed by the background research and travel trends analysis, compiled a list of over 50 potential TDM and Mobility Strategies. Based on a set of evaluation criteria, six priority strategies were selected for further development into implementation briefs.
- Implementation Briefs: The study team will develop implementation briefs for the six priority TDM and Mobility Strategies listed below. Implementation briefs will provide detailed approaches, implementation partners and roles, funding considerations, performance measures, and next steps.
- Institutionalize Complete Streets
- Land Use Policies and Transportation Planning Assistance
- Support for Telework and Teleservices
- Mobility on Demand (MOD) Planning for Phased Implementation
- First/Last Mile Solutions
- Enhance Existing Rideshare Matching System
- Final Report: The findings of the background research, travel trends analysis, TDM and mobility strategies development, and implementation briefs will be summarized into a final report for the project.
For more information contact: Peter Bilton [email protected]