Radin Consulting, Inc. (RCI) was the Public Outreach Manager for North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Northwest New Jersey Bus Study (Bus Study). The Bus Study evaluated transportation options for corridors in Sussex, Warren, Morris and Passaic counties in NJ. The Bus Study included a comprehensive needs analysis of bus, shuttle and ridesharing options to improve bus service in northwest NJ. RCI organized and led several public meetings, and was in close contact with the Technical Advisory Committee and the Steering Committee members comprised from various state, county and municipal levels throughout the process.
The Bus Study, one of several on-going transit service planning initiatives by the NJTPA and NJ TRANSIT, examined opportunities to improve bus transit services and intermodal connectivity between buses and other modes of transit in northwest NJ. It was a response to a variety of requests for new or improved transit services throughout the study area. It focused on short- and medium-term options for service and facility improvements that would promote expanded use of more efficient travel modes, such as buses and shuttles for local and inter-county trips in northwestern NJ. The Bus Study covered a wide geographic area that included most of Sussex County, a central corridor in Warren County alongside Interstate 80 and US 46, Morris County and southwestern Passaic County. The public outreach process took place throughout the project’s duration and involved coordination with, and input from, various government officials and agencies, as well as the general public. The public outreach process took into account the distinct communities in the Study Area as representatives were contacted and meetings scheduled.