This subregional study is funded through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Its purpose is to examine existing and future growth in the corridor and the need for expanded transit services, bicycling and pedestrian improvements to serve points of attraction along the corridor and in nearby areas. The County Route 529 Corridor study area which extends from Woodbridge Ave., CR 514 in Edison to US Route 22 in Green Brook in Somerset County is a major County arterial serving diverse land uses. They include a diverse mix of single family to multi-family residential apartments, shopping centers, schools, and major retail establishments. The corridor connects major transit and highway facilities including the Northeast Corridor Rail Line in Edison, the Raritan Valley Rail Line in Dunellen as well as such major highways as US Route 1, NJ Route 27, I- 287, NJ Route 28, and US Route 22. It is also served by bus routes including the NJ Transit 814, the 810, and 819.
The study seeks to improve overall mobility to job markets within the corridor and the region especially for those who do not own automobiles or have limited access to auto use. It examines existing deficiencies for transit and bicycling/pedestrian mobility, looks at what improvements can be done through such means as better linkages between the Northeast Corridor and Raritan Valley rail services, expanded or modified fixed route bus service, new shuttle service and better bicycling and pedestrian facilities and access accommodations.
The envisioned public outreach process will involve working with a technical advisory committee and with the County Transportation Coordinating Committee and their representatives and stakeholders in the corridor. Every effort will be made to engage a diverse group of the general public in the identification of needs and recommendations.
The second Open House meeting within the corridor study was held on March 7, 2016 in the evening at the Stelton Community Center in Edison; see below for a list of downloadable documents.
The first Open House meeting within the corridor study was held on June 15, 2015 in the evening at the Westergard Library in Piscataway; see below for a list of downloadable documents.
The second Technical Advisory Committee meeting was held on December 3, 2015; see below for a list of downloadable documents.
The first Technical Advisory Committee meeting was held on November 13, 2014; see below for a list of downloadable documents.