NJ TRANSIT INFORMATIONAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
In accordance with Section 5 of P.L. 1984 c.578 of SCDRTAP, NJ TRANSIT is conducting a public hearing 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. We will be offering three (3) virtual informational hearing sessions which will cover the southern, central, and northern regions of New Jersey.
The Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program funds capital, operating, and/or administrative expenses for locally coordinated community transportation 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 this hearing are available in accessible formats upon request. Closed captioning is available for hearing impaired individuals. Individuals requesting language support should contact Customer Service at 973-275-5555 at least ten (10) business days prior to the hearing date. If you plan to speak at one of these virtual hearings, please contact Cecily Derrick at [email protected] or leave your contact information via voicemail at 973-491-7772 by Monday, October 24, 2022.
The public is invited to the November 3rd 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, comments will be limited to three (3) minutes. Written comments for the record may be sent to Public Hearing Comments 2022, NJ TRANSIT, Local Programs & Community Transportation, One Penn Plaza East, 4th Floor, Newark, New Jersey 07105-2246, or via email at [email protected] by Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
SENIOR CITIZENS & DISABLED RESIDENTS TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL PUBLIC HEARING
DATE: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Session 1: 5:00 pm – Southern Region
Session 2: 6:00 pm – Central Region
Session 3: 7:00 pm – Northern Region
For those who have access to E-mail, please contact Cecily Derrick at [email protected] by Monday, October 24, 2022 and you will be emailed the link to join the meeting via video teleconference. For those who do not have access to a PC, Laptop, I-pad, Tablet, or Smart Phone with E-mail, please use the telephone number and conference ID access code listed above to call in via telephone.
With this annual notice we also invite the public to review and comment on 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 973-491-7772 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 [email protected].
An Access Link paratransit update will NOT be provided at this hearing. Access Link holds separate Customer Forums. If you have any questions regarding Access Link forums or service, please email [email protected] or call Access Link at 973-491-4224, 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.