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Idea 2, "Project Boost" In Reserve

In Idea 2 (originally titled "Project Boost"), I propose new concepts for passenger rail systems that may provide improved performance over conventional rail systems. Specifically, the concept rail systems put forth major changes in the passenger boarding/deboarding processes in order to address the frequent and inevitable train stops that occur during conventional rail travel. With their unique design, operation, and... more »

Idea Submitted by Naveen Penmetcha

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Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

Proper implementation of the concepts may lead to positive impact on measures of passenger rail system performance such as those involving efficiency, safety, and the environment.

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Comprehensive Market Segmentation Study In Reserve

NJ TRANSIT would like to conduct a comprehensive market segmentation study to identify and quantify discrete personas of both riders and non-riders of our system, in order to develop new products, services and compelling marketing campaigns to drive ridership and revenue.

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell, Senior Director for Business Analysis and Research

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Vaughan Williams, Chief Marketing Officer, NJ TRANSIT

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

In short, this high priority study will help NJ TRANSIT understand why customers choose, or do not choose, to use NJ TRANSIT for their transportation needs.NJ TRANSIT seeks funding to conduct fielding, segmentation modeling, and delivery of both a segmentation model and typing tool.

We believe the return on investment (ROI) on such a study, through the increased revenue, ridership, loyalty and efficiencies it would generate, could exceed 10:1.

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Determining the Effect of Transit Oriented Development on How Residents use Transit In Reserve

Transit Oriented Development is a form of real estate development that concentrates development around transportation hubs, such as train stations, significant bus facilities, or light rail stations. Typically, these developments emphasize a mixture of dense primary uses, combining residential and commercial uses in close proximity to one another in order to promote the use of public transit, as well as pedestrian and... more »

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell, Senior Director for Business Analysis and Research

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Megan Massey, Assistant Director Transit Friendly Land Use, NJ TRANSIT

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

By developing a more comprehensive understanding of how residents of Transit Oriented Developments in New Jersey use transit, the State can more effectively analyze the success of its Transit Village Initiative, as well as identify key areas where investment in the transit system is most crucial. With this understanding, New Jersey can take further steps to become a national leader in increasing housing affordability, improving the quality of the environment and reducing automobile congestion, and promoting economic growth and social equity through community revitalization.

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American Dream Mall and Meadowlands Sports Complex Travel Study In Reserve

The Meadowlands Sports Complex and American Dream Mall are two major entertainment and employment centers in Northern New Jersey. Located in East Rutherford, this combined complex is the location of MetLife Stadium, the Meadowlands Racetrack, and the newly opened American Dream Mall. As such, it is an area where multiple individuals with disparate interests come together from the entire New York Metropolitan Area and... more »

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell, Senior Director Business Analysis and Research

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Susan O'Donnell, Senior Director Business Analysis and Research, NJ TRANSIT

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

The benefits of understanding how employees, occasional, and more frequent visitors decide how to travel to the Meadowlands Sports Complex and American Dream Mall are significant. As a large and diverse regional attraction, the combined Meadowlands Complex has a major effect on the entire regional transportation network, placing strains on the highway system as well as all forms of public transit. By collecting data on the decision-making process for how visitors travel to the combined complex, transportation-oriented agencies in New Jersey can uncover deficiencies in the network and work collaboratively to uncover solutions to transportation problems. This, in turn, could lead to increased economic growth, a reduction in automobile congestion, an increase in environmental quality, and a rationalized transit system that is better suited to the needs of all travelers.

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Better Understanding how Women and Children Travel using NJ TRANSIT In Reserve

According to the National Household Travel Survey, women account for 55% of transit riders in the US. LA Metro's "Understanding How Women Travel" study found that women use the Metro system more. Women are a larger portion of the population. Women have different travel patterns than men and have different commute demands. Similar research by Transport for London's series of reports "Understanding the Travel Needs of... more »

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell, Senior Director Business Analysis and Research

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Jeannie Kwon, Senior Vice President & Susan O'Donnell, Senior Director NJ TRANSIT

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

Having access to specific research data that accurately reflects how women and children travel, their decision-making process, and travel concerns, at different points in their age, family responsibilities, and employment status, will allow NJ TRANSIT to consider this data for the planning, design and operation of our system and to develop more effective, integrated solutions to address the needs of current and potential future women and children riders.

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Minimizing the effects of Access Link passenger stops on uninvolved neighbors In Reserve

Access Link is a good service provided help the community by picking up and dropping off passengers. Each of these stops take time, especially if a wheel chair is involved. The vans or small busses used have poor fuel efficiency, and they idle during the entire time the passenger is boarding or being dropped off. The air pollution, carbon monoxide, and smell travels over 100 feet during each such stop, inspiring neighbors... more »

Idea Submitted by Nicole Einthoven

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Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

This idea would make Access Link more community friendly by considering all who are affected by their service, including non-users.This idea will help the environment by reducing vehicle emissions in residential areas.Increased compliance with the no-idling laws.

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Equity and Opportunity through Access In Reserve

Much of New Jersey's existing transit infrastructure is oriented toward working commuters' needs, with peak services providing access to historic employment centers in major cities, especially New York. In an increasingly tight labor market, employers are looking to new sources for employees – and people with disabilities are experiencing historically high rates of employment. However, this "high rate" is still approximately... more »

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell, Senior Director Business Analysis and Research

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Janelle Rivera, Manager Local Programs Support, NJ TRANSIT

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

In November 2019, the Kessler Foundation (a national foundation, based in NJ, that funds in the areas of disability and employment) convened a grantee symposium entitled, "Accessible Transportation in the Era of New Mobility." Elaine Katz, Senior Vice President Grants & Communications of the Foundation explained that the symposium topic was selected because lack of transportation is the #2 reason that people with disabilities do not work. (The first being a fear of losing their benefits.) The Kessler Foundation convened national and statewide experts, along with practitioners and state policy leaders, so that they could learn together about emerging mobility technologies, their potential for connecting people with disabilities with employment, and create momentum in New Jersey. The Foundation recognized that connecting people with disabilities to the transportation they need to get to work not only advances an agenda of equity and opportunity, it also capitalizes on the existing accessible services in New Jersey, and fosters an inclusive economic environment that can harness the potential contributions of New Jerseyans of all abilities.

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