In early 2019, Middlesex County announced it will be establishing a Department of Transportation. As Middlesex County, one of the busiest and most densely populated regions in New Jersey, continues to grow in the coming years, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County’s executive leadership will be dedicating significant resources and organizational focus to solving the region’s transportation issues. The intent is to establish an aligned, accountable, and coordinated transit system for residents, businesses, and visitors.
Middlesex County is already investing funds in plans and programs that will transform urban and residential transit, such as the Livingston Avenue Complete Streets program, the construction of a new ferry terminal and new train station, and our regional shuttle service for seniors and the disabled called Middlesex County Area Transit (MCAT).
Our vision for the future is always evolving as we look to stay ahead of transportation challenges fueled by growth in the County, by using innovative solutions and improved infrastructure. Additional money is slated to support integrated cross-jurisdictional initiatives like high speed light rail implementation, smart traffic signal updates, bike lane expansions, and bridge and culvert maintenance.
With ongoing partnerships with New Jersey business leaders, technical and research institutions like Rutgers University, municipal and city representatives, and federal, state, and local government agencies, Middlesex County will continue to lead and invest in a variety of innovations to address our current and future transportation needs. Overall, the County will be addressing critical gaps in local transportation options and infrastructure as part of our continuing economic and development strategy.
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