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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.
  • Hudson County Ferry Service Expansion Study
    This study will examine opportunities to expand existing ferry service or to create new ferry service within Hudson County. The study will explore market feasibility for intracounty, inter-county, and inter-state ferry service to serve five general areas of Hudson County: Kearny Point, the Bayfront Redevelopment Area of Jersey City, Bayonne’s Hackensack River waterfront, south Harrison, and West New York.
  • 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.  
  • Monmouth County Tourism and Event Travel Demand Management Study
    This project will address congestion in Monmouth County related to large events and tourism through the application of Travel Demand Management (TDM) policies and practices at five to seven specific locations that will be determined through a data driven screening process. The main goal of the study is to generate a set of actionable recommendations for these locations, and to note where recommendations are replicable elsewhere within Monmouth County.
  • 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.
  • Union County Truck Mobility Study
    The purpose of this project is to identify barriers to efficient and safe regional freight movement on truck routes on county roads and to recommend potential strategies to address those barriers, while balancing the needs of all users of the roadway.
  • Warren County Transportation Plan
    This study will update the Warren County Transportation Plan to define a comprehensive program of recommendations. The Transportation Plan will include implementation phases to address multimodal transportation needs, overcome existing constraints and deficiencies, and leverage opportunities across a broad range of projects, policies, and strategies.

Completed/Archived Studies