MCA is serving as the technical lead for a multi‐agency team to complete a five county planning assignment for the New Jersey Transit Office of Community Mobility. There are 21 countries in New Jersey and each, as a sub‐recipient of NJT, has a community transportation program for seniors and persons with disabilities that has also historically be funded from casino based revenues. Those revenues have been decreasing in recent years, which has required additional county based revenues to sustain services.
The goal of the service planning assignment is to identify potential opportunities for improvements in efficiencies and effectiveness looking at a range of mobility options, which could include route deviation, shared ride taxis and a variety of emerging integrated and shared mobility options. The five Countries which are part of the effort have expressed interest in participating directly in this study and a guidebook with the steps and results from the process will be developed to help inform the other countries on the options and alternatives developed.
Tasks will include developing a background of services available, comparing resources used with respect to gaps and needs, the development of drastic recommendations regarding options and alternatives and a specific phased implementation plan which addresses both operating and financial planning.
Manager of Local Programs
Office of Community Mobility
One Penn Plaza East
Newark, New Jersey 07105