Presentations of the draft recommendations of the NJ 124 Corridor Transit Access Improvement Study will be provided to the railroad station host municipalities on the following dates and times at the respective municipal buildings:
The purpose of the study is to determine the most effective and acceptable course of action to improve access to train stations in southeast Morris County for all users of all ages and abilities, including transit dependent populations. Objectives of the study include reducing parking demand, improving access and safety, improving roadway mobility, addressing bicycle and pedestrian needs, improving transit access, and determining the feasibility of Transit Oriented Development.
Recommendations include meeting current and future parking needs, improving intersection operation and capacity, fixing the gaps that exist in the bicycle and pedestrian network, extending train station hours and providing real time transit information, and reviewing zoning policies that may allow for Transit Oriented Development.
For more information on the study, see http://morrisdot.org/NJ124/
The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved 2013 Program Year Funds for the Community Development Block Grant, the Home Investment Partnerships Program and the Emergency Solutions Grant. The allocations of these federal funds were based on the determinations of the Community Development Revenue Sharing (CDRS) Advisory Committee for the Community Development Block Grant and the Home Investment Partnerships Program and the determinations of the Human Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) for the Emergency Solutions Grant.
Both Advisory Committees determined that the funded activities meet overall county needs and local and national objectives. Exclusive of program administration, 100% will be used for activities that benefit low/moderate income persons.
The awards in each of the three program areas are as follows:
Funding amounts may be modified slightly, depending on actual 2013 award received.