NJ Transit Launches Ten-Year Strategic and Capital Plans

Caren Lissner

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit President Kevin Corbett on Monday unveiled NJ Transit's 19-year strategic plan and five-year capital plan. The plan is meant to ensure that the public transit agency is environmentally-sustainable, transparent, and responsive to customers.

“Before our current public health emergency, we made critical investments and undertook long-overdue reforms to NJ Transit’s operations which have unquestionably improved reliability and performance,” said Murphy. “To safeguard that progress, NJT2030 and the Five-Year Capital Plan put forward the vision for how NJ Transit will address a decade-long period of disinvestment, and further transform the agency’s core business functions to regain the confidence of customers."

NJT2030 establishes five overarching goals:

  • Ensure the reliability and continued safety of the system.
  • Deliver a high-quality experience.
  • Power a stronger and fairer economy for all communities in the region.
  • Promote a more sustainable future for the planet.
  • Build an accountable, innovative and inclusive organization.

To realize these goals, NJT2030 includes deliverables within the first two years, in years three through five, and years six through 10 of the plan. Highlights include:

More than 100 specific strategic initiatives have been laid out for NJ Transit to achieve and implement between now and 2030.

NJ Transit has addressed the impacts of coronavirus in the plan, including: enhanced cleaning, social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment among both customers and employees.

NJT 2030: A 10-Year Strategic Plan can be viewed at njtplans.com.

The NJ Transit 5-Year Capital Plan can be viewed at njtplans.com.

Among the initiatives riders have been hoping for, the agency has said it will consider a one-seat ride along the Raritan Valley line to Manhattan in the future.

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This article originally appeared on the Hoboken Patch