Multi-Modal System Components and Users

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

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(@sodonnell)

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

Methodology Development for Bicycle Parking Investment Prioritization

NJ TRANSIT rail stations operate as multimodal hubs, often with access to at least one other transit mode in addition to vehicle and non-motorized access. Over the past five years, select stations on the rail network have experienced significant increases in bicycle parking demand. This study will consist of three phases, with an end goal of developing a methodology for prioritizing locations of future bicycle parking ...more »

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(@sodonnell)

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

Bus Ridership Data Analysis System

Developing a comprehensive Bus Ridership Data Analysis System would allow NJ TRANSIT to better anticipate travel demand, more effectively ensure that all communities are provided equitable service, and better target its customer outreach efforts. Currently, NJ TRANSIT uses fare revenue as an indicator of passenger ridership. The agency also relies on passenger surveys to obtain samples of ridership demographics as well ...more »

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(@sodonnell)

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

Analyzing the Impact of Transit-Oriented Developments on Transit Usage

While there is a broad consensus that TODs induce additional ridership on the transit system, the actual net impact remains unclear. This project will seek to survey residents of TODs to determine how their trip patterns have shifted and to explore the attitudes, values and preferences in the choice of living adjacent to a transit station or stop. An additional task may seek to survey customers of TOD retail. The results ...more »

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(@sodonnell)

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

Multi-Modal Circulation in and around Hoboken Terminal

On a daily basis, approximately 10,000 pedestrians walk or bicycle from the City of Hoboken to the Hoboken Terminal, with many people heading to the PATH Station and others headed to the trains, buses, light rail or ferry. The pedestrians, cyclists and motorists (including private autos, taxis, transportation network company vehicles like Uber and Lyft, trucks and buses) make the area around the Hoboken Terminal very ...more »

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Connection and Expansion of the Newark Light Rail with Existing Rail Infrastructure

Utilizing the existing rail infrastructure of the surrounding urban-suburban areas, connect the Newark Light rail with points north. Using a defunct section of the Erie R.R along the north section of Branch Brook Park to connect the existing Newark Light Rail to a portion of the Norfolk and Southern that runs along the Passaic River. Connecting to the Norfolk and Southern owned portion would further connect the system ...more »

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(@jon.carnegie)

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

"Micro-transit" in New Jersey Proof of Concept

Agencies across the country are using technology and new mobility options to expand their focus from being a provider of fixed route public transit to being the manager of public and private mobility options. This customer-focused approach seeks to capitalize on new technologies and mobility options to improve the efficiency of fixed route services, enhance the transit customer's experience and in some case deliver service ...more »

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(@gary.vetro)

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

New Transit Model Needed

The classic model of a train stopping at different stations along its track is no longer feasible in a state as densely populated as New Jersey. Technology is now at a point where we can adopt a model that has been suggested for decades in different forms, but until recently, it was not technologically feasible. The electric car model of having the batteries and motors built into the floor of the vehicle would allow ...more »

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(@rachel)

Multi-Modal System Components and Users

Comprehensive Study of Newark Light Rail Transit

There are three Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in New Jersey: Hudson Bergen, Riverline and Newark. During the past decades or so, various studies on ridership, economic and TOD issues have taken places along HBLRT and Riverline while the oldest LRT in New Jersey, Newark Subway, has been chugging along without much systematic evaluation. Given the newly reinvigorated interests and revitalization effort in the City of ...more »

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Hover cars

With the advent of driverless cars and electric cars and drones, we need to look towards the future. People have successfully made drones that can carry one person plus baggage and fly at over 60 mph under controlled flight. As these vehicles get more powerful and larger, we will have the ability to have hover cars. No more worrying about potholes! Maybe? A study needs to be done to determine how this type of vehicle ...more »

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