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North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Federal Planning Certification Review

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are accepting comments on the Federal Planning Certification Review of the NJTPA. The primary purpose of the certification review is to ensure that the NJTPA is satisfactorily implementing federally required transportation planning activities. 

Federal law requires every urbanized area with a population of more than 50,000 to have a designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to carry out continuous, comprehensive, and cooperative transportation planning. The NJTPA region includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties. For transportation providers in these areas – including state and local governments and public transportation operators – to continue to receive federal transportation funds, the FHWA and the FTA must certify the NJTPA’s compliance with federal transportation planning regulations not less than once every four years. The last federal certification review was conducted in 2018.

Comments can be made during a public meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
This meeting provides an opportunity to talk directly with staff from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) about the transportation planning process in the NJTPA region. The public has the option to participate in person or remotely. Click here for additional information.

Comments can also be emailed to the federal agencies. Please include “NJTPA Federal Planning Certification Review” as the subject line of the email. Comments may also be mailed or faxed. See below for full contact information.

Federal Transit Administration – Region 2
Office of Planning & Program Development
c/o Raymond Tomczak, PP, AICP CTP
One Bowling Green, Room 429
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (212) 668-2507
Email: [email protected]
Federal Highway Administration, New Jersey Division
c/o Sutapa Bandyopadhyay
840 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 202
West Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: 609-637-4230
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 609-538-4919
All written comments should be submitted by December 2, 2022.
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services at the public meeting should contact the NJTPA by calling (973) 639-8447 or e-mailing [email protected] at least five days prior to the public meeting so that arrangements can be made to provide accommodations.