Hudson County's NJTPA Board Member County Executive Thomas DeGise
is one of the subregions that are represented on the NJTPA Board of Trustees. The subregions consist of 13 counties and two cities. The Hudson County representative to the NJTPA is County Executive Thomas DeGise, who is also Board First Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Project Prioritization Committee.
This page provides an overview of Hudson 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: Hudson County, with a population of
the most densely populated county in the state. Jersey City, the county seat, is a commercial and industrial center. Hudson County's high population density creates a variety of transportation challenges to moving people safely, economically and efficiently. The county's travelers are well served by extensive mass transit and infrastructure, including the PATH, the Hudson Bergen Light Rail system and many bus lines. Hoboken Terminal is a major hub of train, bus and ferry activity. More information describing the county, its demographics and travel characteristics is available at the Hudson County Profile.
Hudson County Municipalities
Hudson County Website:
County Planning Agency: Transportation planning for Hudson County is the responsibility of the Department of Engineering & Planning. The County's staff representative to the NJTPA Regional Transportation Advisory Committee is John Lane, (201) 558-7018.
Current Transportation Projects in Hudson County: Transportation projects funded in Hudson 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 Hudson 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 Hudson 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 Hudson County’s section in a PDF file. On some browsers, you may have to manually scroll to the county’s section on Page 5.
Local Safety Program: NJTPA's Local Safety Program provide funds for quick fix, high impact safety improvements on county and local roads. The programs focuses on vehicular and pedestrian improvements of critical need that can be completed within a short period of time. Priority 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:
- JFK Boulevard (CR 501) from 67th Street to 91st Street in North Bergen and West New York (FY 2005): Pavement markings including crosswalks, centerlines and stop lines ($161,572)
- JFK Boulevard (CR 501) from Communipaw Avenue to 18th Street and 32nd Street in Jersey City and North Bergen (FY 2006): Pavement markings including crosswalks, centerlines and stop lines; left turn lane, traffic signals, and pavement markings at 32nd street ($340,000)
- Patterson Plank Road (CR 681) in Secaucus (FY 2007): Traffic delineators and vehicle speed display signs ($31,915)
- JFK Boulevard (CR 501) (FY 2008): LED countdown pedestrian signal heads at 39 intersections ($239,290)
- JFK Boulevard (CR 501) from Pamrapo Avenue to 15th Street (FY 2009): LED countdown pedestrian signal heads ($590,000)
- Improvements to Pedestrian Indications at 27 Intersections in Harrison, Hoboken, Guttenburg, North Bergen, Union City, Kearny (FY 2010): LED countdown pedestrian signal heads ($280,000)
The following projects are in planning, awaiting federal authorization or under construction:
- JFK Boulevard (CR 501) and JFK Boulevard East (CR 693) in Guttenberg, North Bergen, Union City and West New York (FY 2011) : Replace traffic signal heads at 44 intersections ($385,000)
Current Studies: Hudson County receives funding from the NJTPA for studies of transportation issues under the NJTPA Subregional Studies Program (SSP). The following study is currently being funded, and the link below should take you to a detailed description in Volume III of the UPWP. On some browsers you may have to scroll to Page 63.
Completed SSP Study:
Regionwide Studies: The NJTPA sponsors studies of regionwide transportation issues, some of which may impact Hudson 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), and water bodies (lakes and streams). 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