Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The Morris County Department of Planning and Public Works will hold the second of a series of four public workshops to get public input into the development of a new countywide Transportation Master Plan on Wednesday evening, March 25, at the Denville Municipal Building.

Subsequent sessions through April will be held in Morris Township and Roxbury. Residents from throughout the county are invited to attend any of the sessions. The first session was held last week in Lincoln Park.

Future plans for all forms of transportation — looking at how people and goods move by car, truck, bus, train, bicycle, and on foot, to and from and through Morris County – will be assessed in the plan, entitled “Morris County in Motion.” The project is funded by a grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

As part of the project, the county is reviewing existing municipal and regional plans to get a better understanding of communities’ priorities. The project team also is exploring potential future impacts of changes in demographics, advances in technology, and other trends in Morris County. The results of the study will help Morris County prioritize transportation investments, shape policies, and develop a framework for a safe and efficient transportation network.

“We urge all interested county residents to come out to these sessions and give us their thoughts on key transportation issues, on how we can improve and enhance how we travel to and from and through our county,’’ said Deena Leary, Director of the Morris County Department of Planning and Public Works.

The public and municipal officials are invited to attend any of the public workshops, which are designed to identify transportation issues affecting the county, and offer advice on goals and strategies. All of the meetings will present similar information, and participants are can choose to attend any of the following workshops:

MARCH 25, 6-8 p.m.
Denville Community Room
Denville Town Hall
1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville

APRIL 1, 6-8 p.m.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Haggerty Education Center
353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

APRIL 29, 6-8 p.m.
Roxbury Municipal Building
1715 Route 46, Ledgewood

In addition to these workshops, there are several other ways to participate. One easy method will be to use the project’s MindMixer webpage http://MorrisCounty.MindMixer.com to share ideas and engage in surveys throughout the project.

Comments or ideas can also be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the Department of Planning & Public Works at P.O. Box 900, Morristown, N.J. 07963-0900

The project webpage www.MorrisCountyInMotion.org can be visited for announcements and to read all of the plan’s reports. Also, progress on developing the plan can be followed on the County’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The project is expected to conclude in May 2016 with the adoption of the Circulation Element by the Morris County Planning Board.

SPECIAL NOTE: If someone would like to participate in the meeting but requires special arrangements, such as language interpreters or audio assistance, please contact the Outreach Coordinator at (201) 377-2325 at least 5 business days before each of the next three meetings in Denville, Morris Township and Roxbury.