Monmouth County's NJTPA Board Member:
Freeholder Thomas Arnone
is one of the subregions that are represented on the NJTPA Board of Trustees. The subregions consist of 13 counties and two cities. The Monmouth County representative to the NJTPA is Freeholder Thomas Arnone.
This page provides an overview of Monmouth 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: Monmouth County, with a population of
has 27 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The county's transportation network focuses on the North Jersey Coast Line, the Garden State Parkway and Route 9.
More information describing the county, its demographics and travel characteristics is available at the Monmouth County Profile.
Monmouth County Municipalities
Monmouth County Website:
County Planning Agency: Transportation planning for the county is the responsibility of the Monmouth County Engineering Department, The County's staff representative to the NJTPA Regional Transportation Advisory Committee is Joseph Ettore, (732) 431-7760.
Current Transportation Projects in Monmouth County: Transportation projects funded in Monmouth 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 Monmouth 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 Monmouth 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 Monmouth County’s section in a PDF file. On some browsers, you may have to manually scroll to the county’s section on Page 10.
Local Safety Program: NJTPA's Local Safety Program provides funds for quick fix, high impact safety improvements on county and local roads. The program 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 analysis. (Interactive map)
The following projects are either in planning, awaiting federal authorization or under construction:
- Front Street/River Road (CR 10) in Red Bank (FY 2011): Minor roadway reconstruction to standardize lane widths and turning lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage improvements, skid-resistant resurfacing, color pavement crosswalks, ADA compliant handicap ramps, bulb-outs and curb extensions, solar powered flashing warning beacons, upgrades to pavement markings ($598,567)
- Shrewsbury Avenue (CR 13) & W. Bergen Place Borough of Red Bank (FY 2013): Single Intersection: traffic signal replacement, high visibility crosswalks, ADA compliant curb ramps, signage, striping ($225,000)
High Risk Rural Roads Program: NJTPA's High Risk Rural Roads Program provides funds for quick-fix, safety improvements on rural roads that have been identified by NJDOT as having crash rates that exceed the NJTPA region's average for those functional classes of roadways.
The following project is complete:
- Siloam Road (CR 527) in Freehold Township (FY 2010): Horizontal curve reconstruction and resurfacing, new guiderail, long life pavement markings, raised pavement markers, and advance warning signs ($150,000)
Current Studies: Monmouth 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 UPWP. On some browsers you may have to scroll to Page 105.
- Monmouth County Transportation Audit and Sustainable Transportation Plan -
Final Report (PDF 4 MB)
Appendix A - A review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Protocols (PDF 49 KB)
Appendix B - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Protocols (PDF 937 KB)
Appendix C - Monmouth County Employee Methodology (PDF 30 KB)
Appendix D - Monmouth County Employee Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies (PDF 98 KB)
Appendix E Road-Based Greenhouse Gas Metholology (PDF 535 KB)
Regionwide Studies: The NJTPA sponsors studies of regionwide transportation issues, some of which may impact Monmouth 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