New Jersey Transit

NJ TRANSIT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) is conducting public hearings in order to gather information and receive comments from interested parties concerning programs developed pursuant to the Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program (SCDRTAP) Act. A hearing will be held in each geographic region in accordance with Section 5 of P.L. 1984 c.578 of SCDRTAP. Each hearing will have an afternoon and evening session. The locations are Freehold, Westampton, and Newark.

The Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program funds capital, operating, and/or administrative expenses for locally coordinated paratransit services for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The program also funds accessibility improvements to NJ TRANSIT's fixed route bus and rail system, the provision of technical assistance to the counties and the administration of the statewide program. All materials to be reviewed at these hearings are available in accessible formats on request. Individuals requesting sign language interpreters should contact the Public Hearing Office, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105-2246, 973-491-7114, or TT 1-800-955-6765 at least seven (7) business days prior to the hearing date. Individuals requesting language support should contact Customer Service at 973-275-5555 at least seven (7) business days prior to the hearing date.

The public is invited to the December hearings below at which time they will have a full opportunity to express their views regarding the Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program. In order to assure that all members of the public are given an opportunity to be heard, presentations and comments will be limited to five (5) minutes. Written comments for the record may be sent to Public Hearing Comments 2018, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105-2246, or via email at publichearings@njtransit.com by December 28, 2018. In accordance with the above statute, public hearings will be held at the following accessible locations:

SENIOR CITIZEN & DISABLED RESIDENTS TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM HEARINGS

Central
Region
PLACE: Monmouth Agricultural Building
Conference Room, #1
4000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
 
DATE:
TIME:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Southern
Region
PLACE: Burlington County Human Services Facility
Lecture Hall A
795 Woodlane Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
 
DATE:
TIME:
Monday, December 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Northern
Region
PLACE: NJ TRANSIT Headquarters
Conference Room 10 A
Two Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105-2246
 
DATE:
TIME:
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.


With this annual notice we also invite the public to review the State Management Plans (SMPs) for the following Federal grant programs administered by NJ TRANSIT.

  • FTA Section 5310 The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program
  • FTA Section 5311 Non-urbanized Area Formula Program for Rural Areas

These are available for review and comment on the S-Rides website at https://s-rides.njtransit.com. (Click on the Documents link). Copies of the state management plans are also available upon request by calling 973-491-7372 or writing to NJ TRANSIT, Local Programs & Minibus Support Department, 4th floor, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105-2246. All comments can be submitted via the address above or by sending an email to SRIDES@njtransit.com.

An Access Link paratransit update will NOT be provided at these hearings. Access Link holds separate Customer Forums. If you have any questions regarding Access Link forums or service, please email adaservices@njtransit.com or call Access Link at 1-800-955-2321, choose option #5 for Customer Service, or call TT 1- 800-955-6765.

Title VI: NJ TRANSIT's Notice to Beneficiaries: NJ TRANSIT operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, or wishing to obtain additional information regarding NJ TRANSIT's Title VI obligations, may contact NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at 973-275-5555. A complaint or inquiry may also be filed by writing to NJ TRANSIT Customer Service - Title VI, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.