Posted Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Morris County Department of Planning and Public Works has scheduled a series of four public workshops through the end of April to get public input into the development of a new countywide Transportation Master Plan.
The first workshop is scheduled for March 18 in Lincoln Park, with later sessions to be held in Denville, Morris Township and Roxbury. Residents from throughout the county are invited to attend any of the sessions.

This new transportation plan, entitled “Morris County in Motion,” will assess how people and goods move by car, truck, bus, train, bicycle, and on foot, to and from and through Morris County. This 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.

The public and municipal officials are invited to attend any of the four 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 18, 6-8 pm
Lincoln Park Community Center
34 Chapel Hill Road, Lincoln Park
APRIL 1, 6-8 pm
Frelinghuysen Arboretum< Haggerty Education Center 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
MARCH 25, 6-8 pm
Denville Community Room
Denville Town Hall
1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville
APRIL 29, 6-8 pm
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 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 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 the meeting.