Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2021

Public Invited to Share Views on Truck Mobility in Union County

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and businesses to join a virtual Public Meeting for the Union County Truck Mobility Study beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26.

The meeting will be held on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, use the Union County registration page online at https://bit.ly/2QalwpT.

Registration by phone is also available by calling 301-715-8592. The webinar ID is 821 6764 8807 and the password is 501348.

“Public input is an important part of the Truck Mobility Study, as our roadways serve many different needs,” said Commissioner Chairman, Alexander Mirabella. “We encourage all residents and employers in Union County to participate and contribute their insights and concerns.”

“As the Union County economy continues to grow, we are constantly seeking new ways to improve road safety, convenience, and accessibility for residents, workers, visitors, and employers. This Public Meeting helps to give everyone in our diverse community an opportunity to make a contribution,” said Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski, who is the County Trustee for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

The two-year Truck Mobility Study has looked at how and where trucks move along the County’s 174-mile roadway network, in order to identify locations with existing bottlenecks and safety concerns. A goal is to balance the needs of these larger vehicles with those of other vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.

From an initial list of 35 sites, the Study Team has identified ten locations of primary concern. The Public Meeting will feature a presentation of concepts for improving these locations.

The Truck Mobility Study is conducted through the Division of Strategic Planning and Bureau of Transportation Planning in the County Department of Economic Development. For questions or more information regarding the Union County Truck Mobility Study contact Liza Betz, Bureau of Transportation at 908 558 2273 or email at ebetz@ucnj.org.

The Union County Truck Mobility is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Authority and the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

Additional details about the study are available on the project web page, ucnj.org/truck-study.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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