Bergen County's NJTPA Board Member:
County Executive Kathleen Donovan
Bergen County is one of the subregions that are represented on the NJTPA Board of Trustees. The subregions consist of 13 counties and two cities in the northern part of New Jersey. The Bergen County representative to the NJTPA board is County Executive Kathleen Donovan.
This page provides an overview of Bergen County's involvement in the NJTPA, including links to transportation planning studies and projects funded through the NJTPA. An overview of the transportation planning process at the NJTPA is available in the Citizen’s Guide.
Description: Bergen County, located in the northeast corner of New Jersey has a population of
The county offers close proximity to New York City. Home to the George Washington Bridge, Bergen County has rail and bus service for the approximately 70,000 residents who travel to New York City each day. NJ Transit's Secaucus Transfer provides Bergen County commuters with rail access to New York's Penn Station.
More information describing the county, its demographics and travel characteristics is available at the Bergen County Profile.
Bergen County Municipalities
Bergen County Website:
County Planning Agency: Transportation planning for Bergen County is the responsibility of the Department of Planning & Economic Development. The county's representative to the NJTPA Regional Transportation Advisory Committee is Donna Orbach (201) 336-6438.
Current Transportation Projects in Bergen County: Transportation projects funded in Bergen County are listed in the NJTPA Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, (links below). The TIP is a four-year agenda of improvement projects drawn from the NJTPA long-range Regional Transportation Plan. Projects in the TIP--including public transit, road, bridge, bicycle, pedestrian and freight-related projects--have completed planning and are ready for final design, land acquisition, and construction. The following are links to TIP projects:
- TIP Webpage – This link takes you to a table on the TIP webpage containing PDF files of project lists.
You may have to scroll to the link to Bergen County’s project list. Select the date in Column 1 for the current TIP. Note: the files on this page change throughout the year. They include the adopted TIP (approved annually each July), revisions made to the adopted TIP and (when available) the draft TIP pending approval for the upcoming year. The TIP introduction provides a more detailed explanation.
- NOTIS – The NJTPA Online Transportation Information System allows interactive searching for projects in particular locations or on particular routes, using maps and database queries. NOTIS includes projects in the currently adopted TIP as well as projects still at the planning stage (see “Projects Planned” below).
Projects Planned for Bergen County: The NJTPA Project Development Work Program (PDWP) evaluates the need for projects and develops alternative conceptual designs and routes. The PDWP contains a variety of work, from technical studies focusing on highly specific, localized issues to major corridor studies that cover large stretches of our regional transportation system. Projects are scored and ranked during development of the PDWP. When projects have passed through the PDWP, they are generally eligible for funding through the TIP. The following link should take you to Bergen County’s section in a PDF file. On some browsers, you may have to scroll to the county’s section on page 1.
Local Safety Program: NJTPA's Local Safety Program provides funds for quick fix, high impact safety improvements on county and local roads. The progarm focuses on vehicular and pedestrian improvements of critical need that can be completed within a short period time. Prioriy is given to projects that address locations identified as NJTPA safety priorities, NJDOT priorities, or are well supported by crash data. (Interactive map)
The following projects have been completed:
- Anderson Avenue (CR 29) at Columbia Avenue in Fort Lee (FY 2006): Traffic signal and pedestrian signal upgrades ($129,180)
- Kinderkamack Road (CR 503) between New Milford Avenue and Orchard Street in the Borough of Oradell (FY 2009) : Countdown pedestrian signals, crosswalks, ADA compliant handicap ramps, lighted crosswalk w/flashers, median striping ($310,257)
Current Studies: Bergen County receives funding from the NJTPA for studies of transportation issues under the NJTPA Subregional Studies Program. The following study is currently being funded, and the link below should take you to a detailed description in Volume III of the FY 2012 UPWP. On some browsers you may have to scroll to Page 37.
Regionwide Studies: The NJTPA sponsors studies of regionwide transportation issues, some of which may impact Bergen County. These studies can be found in Vol. I of the FY 2013 UPWP, Pages 63-71. On some browsers you may have to scroll to the appropriate page:
The NJTPA regional databank is a digital repository for all transportation and related data, stored and maintained on the NJTPA’s computer network. The regional databank assists staff, agency partners and subregions in planning initiatives by providing accurate, accessible transportation and related datasets necessary for informed analysis, decision-making and reporting.
Datasets are made available to partner agencies, subregions and the general public via posting on the Internet. This section contains subregion-specific data that is maintained in a geographic information system (GIS). Included are ArcGIS shapefile layers for land use/land cover (LULC), parks (two different shapefiles), water bodies (lakes and streams) and Highlands land use capability map zones. Additional data needs can be met by going to Data & Maps section of the NJTPA website or fulfillment of individual data requests.
- Land Use
- Water bodies
- Freight Industry Profile
The NJTPA has developed a set of alternative
freight forecasts to support transportation, land
use, and economic development decisions. The
first step in the study process was to document
current baseline conditions. This Freight Profile
offers a snapshot of key metrics – Economy and
Land Uses, Freight Flows, and Freight
Transportation Networks in 2010 and in the
forecast year, 2040