Press Releases

TransOptions Celebrates 30th Anniversary, NJ Smart Workplaces at Annual Event
09.29.2016

RANDOLPH, NJ -- TransOptions honored its 2016 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) along with outstanding achievements by individuals and businesses on September 28, 2016, as part of its annual Recognition Breakfast. This year’s event also celebrated TransOptions’ 30th anniversary as an organization.
 
TransOptions has evolved from its 1986 charter to suggest transportation alt...

Inter-County Winners Shine at Model Solar Car Races
05.23.2016

TransOptions proudly presented awards to the Inter-County Final winners of the 15th annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 23, 2016, at Ridgedale Middle School, Florham Park.

Millennium Pigeon from Warren Township Middle School emerged victorious as the Overall Winner from a crowded field of 72 model racing cars. In addition to individual awards, Millennium Pige...

Morristown Launches Street Smart Pedestrian Safety Campaign
03.29.2016

The Morris County Seat is home to the latest efforts in the statewide Street Smart campaign. Speaking in the lobby of Town Hall, Morristown officials and community stakeholders kicked off Street Smart Morristown, a month-long pedestrian safety campaign that will run through April.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Timothy Dougherty, the Mayor of the Town of Morristown, togeth...

TransOptions Celebrates New Jersey Smart Workplaces and Other Honorees at Annual Recognition Breakfast
09.30.2015

RANDOLPH, NJ -- TransOptions honored its 2015 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) Wednesday morning as part of the nonprofit organization’s annual Recognition Breakfast. Forty-nine employers were recognized as leaders in transportation at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. As in the past, this year’s NJSW honorees include businesses large and small, universities, super...

TransOptions Celebrates Bike To Work Champions
06.17.2015

The fifth annual TransOptions Bike To Work Challenge is in the books, as the nonprofit highlights it’s most resolute riders. May 31st marked the end of competition in the Challenge, which encourages participants to swap out their routine car commute with one on two wheels. Riders did not have to ride their entire commute or ride daily to be eligible, and many chose to pair their p...

2013 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge
12.11.2013

TransOptions Makes Science Come Alive
Students Harness Hydrogen to Power Model Racing Cars
Science came to life today for about 140 high school students who took part in TransOptions’ Hydrogen Fuel Cell (H2) Model Car Challenge on December 11, 2013 at New Providence High School, New Providence, NJ.
“I produced hydrogen that powered my racing car. Now I understand how that works....

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition - Inter County Final Results
05.28.2013

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition
Inter County Final Results
TransOptions is proud to announce the Inter-County Final winners of the 12th annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 28, 2013, at Ridgedale Middle School.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by TransOptions, a non-profit, at no cost to middle school students, teachers o...

TransOptions Partners with Marty's Reliable Cycle and Morristown Hyatt for 3rd Annual Sustainability Challenge
05.23.2013

Morristown -- The third annual Sustainability Challenge was held Thursday, May 23, amid the morning rush hour, slight rainfall and overcast skies. The challenge was to see which form(s) of sustainable transportation could easily take a commuter from the Madison train station to the Hyatt Hotel in Morristown, during rush hour, and if there would be significant differences in the amou...

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition - Division 3 Race Results
05.22.2013

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition
Division 3 Race Results
TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 3 winners of the 12th annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 22, 2013, at Ridgedale Middle School in Florham Park, NJ.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by TransOptions, a non-profit, at no cost to middle school students, t...

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition - Division 5 Race Results
05.17.2013

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition
Division 5 Race Results
TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 5 winners of the 12th annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 17, 2013, at Kingwood Township Middle School.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by TransOptions, a non-profit, at no cost to middle school students, teachers or s...

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition - Division 4 Race Results
05.16.2013

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition
Division 4 Race Results
TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 1 winners of the 12th annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 16, 2013, at New Providence Middle School.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by TransOptions, a non-profit, at no cost to middle school students, teachers or scho...

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition - Division 2 Race Results
05.14.2013

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition
Division 2 Race Results
TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 2 winners of the eleventh annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 14, 2013, at Hardyston Middle School.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by TransOptions, a non-profit, at no cost to middle school students, teachers or schoo...

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition - Division 1 Race Results
05.13.2013

TransOptions Hosts 12th Junior Solar Sprints Competition
Division 1 Race Results
TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 1 winners of the eleventh annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 13, 2013, at Great Meadows Middle School.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by TransOptions, a non-profit, at no cost to middle school students, teachers or s...

Volunteer at TransOptions' Junior Solar Sprints
03.21.2013

Volunteer at TransOptions’ Junior Solar Sprints
Have Fun, Help Students and Watch the Sun Power Model Racing Cars
May is around the corner which means it’s time for the Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS), TransOptions’ annual Environmental Education program where teams of middle school students race their solar-powered model cars.  If you have a few hours, enjoy seeing st...

Share Your Story!
03.04.2013

SHARE YOUR STORY!
Non-Profit Hosts Earth Day Contest to Spur "Green Trips"
TransOptions wants to hear about your "Green Trip." The local non-profit is hosting Share Your Story, an Earth Day contest encouraging northwest New Jersey residents and commuters to share how they traveled around town, to school or to work in a way other than driving or riding in a car. 
All stories will be...

Meet Your Match During Valentine's Week
02.06.2013

TransOptions Helps Commuters to Love Their Carpool.
Cupid is coming to northwestern New Jersey during Valentine’s Week. From February 11 to 15, 2013, TransOptions is acting as “matchmaker” by connecting commuters interested in carpooling.
The northwest New Jersey Transportation Management Association is hosting Meet Your Match Week to help commuters find someone with a simil...

TransOptions Makes Science Come Alive
12.12.2012

Students Harness Hydrogen to Power Model Racing Cars
"I produced hydrogen that powered my racing car.  Now I understand how that works.  Plus, it was fun!," commented a high school student at TransOptions' Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge (H2). Science came to life for about 100 high school students who took part in the Challenge on December 12, 2012 at New Providence High S...

TransOptions Sponsors Hydrogen-Powered Model Car Competition
11.29.2012

As an increasing number of schools incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills into their curriculum.  TransOptions continues to advance these studies by hosting its seventh annual Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge on December 12, 2012, at New Providence High School. 
WHAT:
Student teams design, build and race model cars that run on hydrogen si...

Local Non-Profit is Transit Resource for Northwest NJ Residents and Commuters
11.05.2012

As the effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to challenge New Jersey, residents and commuters may find themselves compelled to find a different way to work and to get about town.
Is this the time to carpool?  What trains and buses are running?  How does gas rationing work?  Northwest New Jersey residents and commuter can get answers to their commute questions, the latest transit i...

TransOptions Supports Sparta Cyclists of All Ages
10.26.2012

Sparta Mayor Jerry Murphy (left) thanks TransOptions President, John F. Ciaffone, for the new Township Bike Rack dedicated October 13, 2012.
TransOptions is helping the Township of Sparta to be bike-friendly for cyclists of all ages.  On October 13, 2012 the northwest New Jersey non-profit dedicated a bicycle rack at the NJ TRANSIT bus stop in front of the Township of Sparta Munici...

TransOptions Urges Motorists to Put the Brakes on Fatalities Honor Nation-Wide Safe Driving Day on October 10th
10.08.2012

Every time we get behind the wheel, we’re expected to drive safely.  Each year on October 10tha nationwide campaign called Put the Brakes on Fatalities focuses attention on the causes of transportation fatalities and how to avoid them.  Drivers are asked to be exceptionally careful so for at least one day, there will be no fatalities on our roads. 
"Safe driving applies to ever...

New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition Offers Back-to-School Reminder to Parents, Teens & Coaches
09.21.2012

No Exemption from Passenger and Nighttime Driving Provisions for School Activities
Long Valley, NJ – As school begins, the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition is reminding parents and teens about the need to follow the state’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) program, which prohibits teens holding a probationary license from carrying more than one passenger and from driving bet...

TransOptions Incents Walking and Promotes Safety
09.12.2012

Non-Profit Hosts Free Walking Challenge During October 
Get up, get out and walk this October is the challenge from TransOptions. The northwest New Jersey non-profit is hosting their second annual Walk This Way Challenge from October 1 to 31, 2012 with dual goals - to promote walking as transportation and increase awareness of safe walking tips. 
The Walk This Way Challenge is not...

MAD Shuttle Goes Fare-Free
08.31.2012

Madison Avenue Direct (MAD) Shuttle Goes Fare-Free
The Madison Avenue Direct (MAD) Shuttle, will be free to ride for the next two weeks. From September 1 through September 15, members of the public are invited to “Go MAD” and take a trip to downtown Madison. The MAD Shuttle connects The College of Saint Elizabeth, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Drew University to downtown M...

TransOptions Salutes Local Employers as New Jersey Smart Workplaces
08.02.2012

TransOptions, the Transportation Management Association for northwest New Jersey, recognized 58 companies as 2012 New Jersey Smart Workplaces during its Annual Employer Recognition Program on July 20, 2012 at County College of Morris in Randolph.
Employers qualified for this free, prestigious award at one of four levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, based upon the variety and...

TransOptions Honors Susan Zellman at Annual Recognition Event
08.02.2012


TransOptions, the Transportation Management Association for northwest New Jersey, saluted the Honorable Susan Zellman as Elected Official of the Year during its Annual Recognition Program on July 19, 2012 at County College of Morris in Randolph.
"Freeholder Zellman has been a critical voice on transportation issues since she was first elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders of S...

TransOptions to Host Lunar Golf Classic Night-Time Tournament Funds Environmental Education Programs for Kids
08.02.2012

Have you ever thought about playing golf at night? Now you can at The Lunar Golf Classic, an innovative night time golf tournament hosted by TransOptions at Pinch Brook Golf Course in Florham Park on September 21, 2012 (rain date September 28, 2012). Funds raised by the golf tournament will be used to provide Environmental Education programs at no cost to northwest New Jersey kids ...

TransOptions Hosts 11th Junior Solar Sprints Competition: Inter-County Final Race Results
05.30.2012

TransOptions is proud to announce the Inter-County Final winners of the eleventh Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 29, 2012, at Central Park of Morris County. 
Competing teams earned the right to participate in the Final by first winning in their division in the category of Speed, Craftsmanship, Engineering or Best Use of Recycled Materials.  “The students were ...

TransOptions Hosts 11th Junior Solar Sprints Competition: Division 3 Race Results
05.24.2012

TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 3 winners of the eleventh annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 23, 2012, at Central Park of Morris County. 
Ongoing rainy weather made it necessary to consolidate this week’s racing schedule.  “In the 11 year history of JSS, this is the first time that we’ve experienced back-to-back weeks of inclement weathe...

TransOptions Hosts 11th Junior Solar Sprints Competition: Division 1 Race Results
05.21.2012

TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 1 winners of the eleventh annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 14, 2012, at Great Meadows Middle School.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by the non-profit Transportation Management Association at no cost to middle school students, teachers and schools in TransOptions’ northwest New Jersey service ...

TransOptions Hosts 11th Junior Solar Sprints Competition: Division 4 Race Results
05.17.2012

TransOptions is proud to announce the Division 4 winners of the eleventh annual Junior Solar Sprints Competition (JSS) held on May 14, 2012, at the New Providence High School.
JSS is an Environmental Education program hosted by the non-profit Transportation Management Association at no cost to middle school students, teachers and schools in TransOptions’ northwest New Jersey serv...

Hands-on Distracted Driving Course One of the Highlights of 2nd Annual Statewide Teen Safe Driving Summit
04.18.2012

Long Valley, New Jersey -- When it comes to texting and driving, teens know its unsafe but they’re doing it anyway.  And that has prompted the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition to include a hands-on distracted driving course at this year’s statewide Teen Safe Driving Summit. 
The teen-led summit, GDL4U:  Good Driving for Life, will be held Saturday, May 12 at iPlay Ameri...

Carpool Promotion Eases Pain at the Pump
03.23.2012

As gas prices rise, a local non-profit organization is helping weary commuters ease their "pain at the pump" by launching a carpool incentive program called "It Pays to Carpool." TransOptions, the Transportation Management Association for northwestern New Jersey, is incenting commuters to try sharing a ride by offering the chance to win a $100 gas card. TransOptions is also educatin...

TransOptions Launches New Website
03.15.2012

TransOptions, northwest New Jersey’s transportation management association, is launching a completely redesigned website. After months of design and development, TransOptions will go live with a new and more user-friendly website that is both functional and informational.
The website was built by the New Jersey-based web design company Lform and includes a number of new customize...

Looking to Ease That Work Commute? Survey to Guage Interest in a Sparta-Dover Shuttle Goes Live
02.02.2012

TransOptions and local stakeholders have launched a survey to determine the level of interest in a commuter shuttle service connecting Sparta and surrounding areas with the Dover Train Station. The survey was created to gather feedback from the community as to whether they would support and use such a service.
Residents in the Jefferson, Sparta and Lafayette areas, as well as surrou...