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Subregional Studies Program

The Subregional Studies Program provides two-year grants on a competitive annual basis to the 13 counties and two cities represented on the NJTPA Board.

The program is designed to help NJTPA Subregions develop recommendations for transportation improvements consistent with the NJTPA’s long range transportation plan and the goals of the Together North Jersey’s Regional Plan. Ultimately, the program aims to generate project concepts ready for further development or implementation consistent with regional planning goals.

Active Studies

  • Bike Passaic County
    The purpose of Bike Passaic County is to create a county-wide bicycle master plan that provides a framework to improve and encourage bicycling throughout the County. This Plan will focus on connecting destinations, linking communities to County parks and regional trails, including the Morris Canal Greenway and Highlands Rail Trail, and help to create a safer, healthier, and more accessible bicycling network for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities.
  • Essex County Transportation Plan - 2045
    This study will consider the comprehensive needs of all the County’s transportation system users including motorist, pedestrians, bicyclist and transit users while addressing emerging issues such as economic recovery, social equity and post-COVID-19 needs. 
  • Hudson County Truck Routes Assessment
    The study will assess the effects of trucking on the Hudson County communities, emphasizing environmental justice populations, identifying best practices for roadway design, exploring new technologies for truck transportation, and developing policy recommendations to reduce any negative impacts. 
  • Jersey City Alternate Transportation Modes Assessment
    The City will explore innovative and emerging transportation modes and determine which of these options can best supplement the service gaps in existing public transit as well as expand the existing network. The goal is to enable residents to reduce personal automobile use and encourage a majority of all trips to be taken by transit or active transportation, such as walking or biking. The results of the study will serve as the basis for an update to the goals, objectives, and methodology outlined in the Jersey City Master Plan Circulation Element to best respond to the City’s changing transportation needs.  
  • Somerset County Master Plan Circulation Element
    The County will develop a circulation element that is consistent with and advances recommendations from previous plans, with a focus on improving linkages to employment, implementing transportation solutions that reduce reliance on fossil fuels and their negative impacts on climate change, green infrastructure, and EV readiness plan.  
  • Somerset County Roadway Corridor Safety Analysis Study
    This study will identify opportunities to improve safety along five Somerset County roadway corridors. The County will advance a series of corridor wide road safety audits following the Road Safety Audit (RSA) process that will include different place types and address safety for all users.
  • Southern Middlesex County Freight Movement Study
    This comprehensive freight related study will identify travel needs and impacts due to freight movements in the southern area of Middlesex County. Recommendations will include improvements to existing facilities and routing, addressing congestion, safety, multi-modal mobility, accessibility, traffic operations, and impacts of regional traffic on local communities.  
  • Union County - Electric Charging Stations Location Study
    The Study will identify new potential locations where the electric vehicle charging infrastructure might be prioritized and will include a review of current municipal ordinances in Union County related to Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.  

Completed/Archived Studies