NJ TRANSIT TO CONDUCT SECOND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WEBINAR ON SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
July 29, 2022
NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT continues to advance the creation of its first ever Sustainability Plan with additional public input. A webinar on August 4th, which is open to the public, will share the results of the agency’s surveys that sought input on sustainability themes and aspects for inclusion in NJ TRANSIT’s Sustainability Plan.
As highlighted in NJT2030: A 10-Year Strategic Plan, NJ TRANSIT has embarked on creating its first ever Sustainability Plan, incorporating feedback from stakeholders and the public throughout the state to help shape the future of sustainability at the agency. This plan and its implementation are the next steps in advancing NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to sustainability.
To register for the webinar, go to: https://bit.ly/NJTPublicMtg2. More information and a recording from the first public webinar, held on March 23rd, can be found at https://www.njtransit.com/sustainabilityplan.
Through this Sustainability Plan, NJ TRANSIT will create a vision to establish a more sustainable future for the planet, the communities we serve, and for the NJ TRANSIT organization. Sustainability themes like water and energy consumption, equitable transportation, clean vehicle technology, resiliency, and the customer experience are among the themes that will be explored in the Sustainability Plan.
The first step in creating the Sustainability Plan is identifying what matters most to NJ TRANSIT’s stakeholders to prioritize the factors that will advance NJ TRANSIT’s role in sustainability. During the process, NJ TRANSIT will be reaching out to stakeholders including the general public, environmental advocates, community leaders, NJ TRANSIT customers and the agency’s employees to develop the framework of the plan.
The Sustainability Plan supports NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to a clean energy future and will provide the direction for NJ TRANSIT to be a leader in sustainability.
Recently, as part of its commitment to a sustainable New Jersey, NJ TRANSIT secured a $12 million grant from the Federal Transportation Administration to retrofit five NY Waterway ferries. The first of these ferries, the Hoboken, contains brand new engines, and greater passenger capacity, while using 25 percent less fuel and emitting 80 percent less NOx engine exhaust.
For more information on NJ TRANSIT’s Sustainability Plan, please visit njtransit.com/sustainability.
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.