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Executive Summary
     Section 2
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Strategy Profiles
1 Land use
     2 Bicycle/Pedestrian
     3 Bicycle/Pedestrian
     4 Bicycle/Pedestrian
     5 Travel Demand
     6 Travel Demand
     7 Transit
     8 Transit
     9 Transit
     10 Transit
     11 Roadway
     12 Roadway
     13 Goods Movement
     14 Roadway
     15 Roadway
     16 Roadway

Press Release






updated 09/23/99

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The Situation While local bus service in the Route 1 Study Area is good, many routes operate at frequencies (headways) of 30 minutes or greater in the peak period and therefore are not an attractive alternative to some people.
The Proposal Reduce headways on local bus routes to 15 minutes in the peak period, thereby providing a more convenient (and reliable) service to accommodate the "rush" hour crowd, and possibly eliminate the need for a schedule.
The Locations Study Area
The Actions Conduct a market analysis to determine potential demand; conduct a planning & operational analysis to determine feasibility; institute on a selected route on a trail basis; conduct follow up to determine success/failure.
Estimated Annual Cost ($Millions) $3.5 to $4.0
Overall Traffic Benefits High
Other Impacts and Considerations Approximately three times the present number of buses would be required to achieve the 15 minute headways, with the increased ridership generating only a fraction of the increased cost, thereby requiring significant increase in public funding.
Lead (Sponsor) NJ Transit
Support KMM, County, Municipalities, Regional Malls
Possible Funding FTA, TTF
Estimated Time Frame Short Term (initial trial); Long Term (other routes)


(Note: this project is being pursued as part of the NJDOT’s

Route 1 (Section 7L) project)


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