Posted Sunday, March 29th, 2015

The Morris County Department of Planning and Public Works will hold the third in a series of four public workshops to get public input into development of a new countywide Transportation Master Plan on Wednesday evening, April 1, in the Haggerty Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

A subsequent session later in April will be held in Roxbury. Residents from throughout the county are invited to attend either of the workshops. The first two workshops were held recently in Lincoln Park and Denville.

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 are asking all interested county residents to share their thoughts 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.

Interested county residents and municipal officials are invited to attend the public workshops, which are designed to identify transportation issues affecting the county, and offer advice on goals and strategies. Each of the meetings will offer similar information, and participants can choose to attend either of the two remaining workshops:

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 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 sessions in Morris Township or Roxbury.