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Transit Hub Planning Program Solicitation

The NJTPA, in partnership with the Center for Community Planning and the American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ), is soliciting proposals for a Transit Hub Planning Program. This program will provide technical planning support by a team of volunteer planners for up to two community groups or municipalities. The projects will be selected on a competitive basis by a committee made up of staff from the three organizations.  Past hub plans funded under the program are on the APA-NJ website.
Image from the 2019 Dunellen Transit Hub Plan

The teams of volunteer planners will develop strategic plans for the re-use, redevelopment, or improvement of a transit hub in the selected communities. For our purposes a transit hub is an area surrounding a transit station, including bus, rail, light rail, or ferry. The hope is that the plan will result in strategies that improve access to the transit station, increase economic activity in the hub area, create improved public spaces and create a more vibrant and connected community.
The full solicitation details the application process and program guidelines for submitting a proposal. 
Eligible Entities 
Any municipality or community organization in New Jersey is eligible. Any projects that are selected in the NJTPA’s 13-county region – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties – would be eligible for support from the NJTPA staff.
Planning Activities
  • Evaluate transportation and land use conditions at the transit station and surrounding project area
  • Conduct a robust community outreach process in collaboration with municipal officials and leaders.
  • Set goals and objectives for the area
  • Identify challenges in the area and opportunities for future improvements.
  • Identify transportation, land use, business, and quality of life improvement recommendations.
  • Strategic Plan outlining potential solutions and approaches.
  • Guidance for advancing the elements of the plan including advancing an application to New Jersey’s Transit Village Program, which is administered by NJ TRANSIT and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). (
Additional Information
Selected municipalities are expected to provide planning and engineering champions to support the work and be available for discussions with agencies at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels.


2022 Full Solicitation
TNJ Guidebook for Transit Hub Planning

2022 Solicitation Schedule:
  • November 1, 2022 - Release of the Proposal Solicitation package.
  • December 15, 2022 - Transit Hub proposals due 5:00 PM
  • January 15, 2023 - Select Transit Hub Pilots and notify applicants.