NJ TRANSIT OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON DRAFT OF FIRST EVER SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
Public Comment Period Will Be Open from June 1 through July 7
June 1, 2023
NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT takes pride in its mission to provide the people of New Jersey and residents of surrounding areas with safe, reliable and affordable public transportation that connects them to their everyday lives. A crucial aspect of NJ TRANSIT’s mission, which has taken on a greater sense of urgency in recent years, is the importance of creating a more sustainable future for the planet and the communities it serves. To that end, NJ TRANSIT has released a draft of its first ever Sustainability Plan.
“NJ TRANSIT remains committed to the sustainability goals outlined in NJT2030 – our ten-year strategic plan implemented to ensure the reliability and safety of our transit system, while promoting the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “Receiving the public’s input is critical to crafting our first Sustainability Plan, and we look forward to hearing their feedback on this critical issue for our planet’s present and future.”
“As the nation's largest statewide public transit agency, our goal at NJ TRANSIT is not just to be a national model for transportation, but to position us as one of the country’s leading sustainable transit systems,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “The development of our first-ever Sustainability Plan represents a significant step toward that objective, which is aligned with Governor Murphy’s clean energy goals.”
The NJ TRANSIT Sustainability Plan builds on the foundation established in the Five-Year Capital Plan and our 10-Year Strategic Plan, NJT2030. The Sustainability Plan supports NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to a clean energy future and establishes a framework for NJ TRANSIT to be a leader in sustainability.
To view the draft of the Sustainability Plan, click here.
To comment on the plan, the public can visit njtransit.com/sustainabilityplan and submit comments in writing – or leave a comment via voicemail in English or Spanish by calling (862) 236-1750.
Comments can be submitted beginning today through July 7, 2023.
In addition to the public comment period, NJ TRANSIT will host its 4th public webinar on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM to gain further input on the draft Sustainability Plan.
To register for webinar, click here:
The final draft of the Sustainability Plan is anticipated to be released in the Fall of this year.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.