Newark Light Rail Origin-Destination and Intermodal Choice Study

This research will seek to understand the feasibility of encouraging more inter-modal trip connections for the Newark Light Rail Line (NRL). Specifically, we will seek to understand whether automobile drivers exiting from I-280 (at exit 13) can transfer to the NRL at the Orange Street NRL station (or other locations). This will be accomplished by surveying both NRL customers and automobile drivers exiting the freeway at exit 13. Data will be collected to understand the travel patterns, socioeconomic characteristics, and origins and destinations of NRL customers and drivers. Emphasis will be placed on how NRL customers access their station. Sufficient data will also be collected for USDOT Title VI compliance monitoring. This study will inform NJ TRANSIT and NJ DOT on the feasibility of encouraging inter-modal connections between drivers and the NRL. This may reduce traffic congestion in downtown Newark, reduce environmental impacts, and increase fare revenue on the NR


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $213635
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Venkiteela, Giri

  • Performing Organizations:

    Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    33 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08901
  • Principal Investigators:

    Noland, Robert

  • Start Date: 20220418
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845306
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 16 2022 4:38PM