What's Happening in the Area

TransOptions congratulates the winners of the Salt Brook School poster contest!

Salt Brook students demonstrated their artistic talents in the first annual Walk-to-School Poster Contest, presented in partnership with TransOptions, a non-profit organization that supports alternative modes of transportation. Students were invited to design a poster with a slogan that promotes Walk-to-School Day and encourages others to walk or bike to school.
The four winners, se...

Walk Safely On Halloween

As you prepare for Halloween, take a moment to think about being visible and staying safe on a night when distractions, costumes and candy abound.
While trick-or-treating on Halloween, costumed children are four times more likely to be injured by motorists than on other nights of the year according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Here are some tips to help child...

Travel Hands-Free This Thanksgiving!

Roadways will be bustling at Thanksgiving as travelers head out to share the holiday with family and friends. According to AAA, 90% of travelers drive rather than fly during the holiday. 
This year avoid congestion on the roads and (as always) travel hands-free! Take public transit to family celebrations, gatherings with friends and holiday events. It’s a safe, sane, stress-reduc...

Sussex County Complete Streets

Live in Sussex County? Tell us how complete your street is.
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and Sussex County welcome your interest and participation in the developoment of a Complete Streets Study and Implementation Plan. Please complete their survey to assess any street where you live, work, shop or play. 
For more information about the study, visit ww...

Thanks to The Adair Group

We want to thank The Adair Group (http://www.theadairgroup.com/) for their generous t-shirt donation to TransOptions. The bright-colored shirts will enhance our pedestrian safety programs and campaigns, such as Walk This Way. Check them out at the site listed above or on Facebook.

Atlantic Health System: A Bike to Work Champion

The reasons why individuals ride bicycles to work or school fall into several categories; to save money or time; to stay healthy, to help the environment. The first National Bike to Work Day was in 1956 to celebrate and encourage bicycling as a viable mode of transportation. Since then, it has grown into National Bike to Work month and here at TransOptions we encourage participat...

Employer in the Spotlight

Morris County Economic Development Corporation - Looking Out for Morris County Employers
This month, instead of highlighting a New Jersey Smart Workplace, we’re shining the spotlight on an agency TransOptions works closely with to assist future and current Morris County employers.
The Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is a collaboration of government, business...

Bike To Work Challenge 2013

TransOptions to host 3rd annual Bike to Work Challenge
This May, in celebration of National Bike Month, TransOptions, along with featured sponsor Cycle Craft of Parsippany, Long Valley and Andover is once again inviting employees to beat their boring commute and try biking to work instead!
The Bike to Work Challenge is a free, friendly competition where everyone from veteran commute...

NJ Transit Statement

Effective: November 9, 2012, 2:45 PM
In the wake of hurricane Sandy, NJ TRANSIT is making every effort to recover all of its transit services and provide travel alternatives for customers. To assist you if your regular service has not resumed, we are operating emergency shuttle bus/ferry service into Newark, Weehawken and Midtown and Lower Manhattan.
For these emergency service sche...

Renewing America Scorecard: Failing U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

MAD Shuttle Serivce Suspended for the Summer

The Madison Avenue Direct (MAD) Shuttle will suspend service during the summer months.

The shuttle will NOT be in operation from July 1 through August 21, 2012.
Service will resume Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
If you rely on the MAD Shuttle and need assistance in finding an alternative means of transportation for the summer, contact Don Watt or Dan Callas at TransOptions at (973)...

Notice of Termination of Service - Vernon Area Shuttle

Notice is hereby given that the Vernon Area/ Rt. 23 Shuttle will cease operations on all routes effective after the last scheduled run on Friday, June 15th, 2012. Service is being terminated due to low ridership. 
For some of the riders, a carpool might be an option. You can contact TransOptions for assistance in finding a carpool partner. To register for this service, fill out our...

NJ 124 Transportation Survey Now Open

If you travel to or from southeast Morris County daily, a few days per week, or once a year, we would like to hear from you. Whether you travel by train or not, please complete this Transportation Survey which will provide valuable input into the study.
The NJ 124 Corridor Transit Access Improvement Study will assess and recommend station access improvements at the three NJ Transit...

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Now that warmer weather is here, you will begin to see more motorcyclists out and about. Drivers of cars, trucks and buses are reminded to look out for and share the road with motorcycle riders. Motorcycle riders are reminded to obey traffic laws, wear DOT compliant helmets and other protective gear, and to be more visible by wearing bright colors and using reflective tape.

JCP&L and FirstEnergy Award TransOptions a $2,500 Grant

Jersey Central Power & Light and FirstEnergy are continuing their long time support of TransOptions' Junior Solar Sprints solar model car races. TransOptions has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the FirstEnergy Foundation to support the 2012 Junior Solar Sprints to be held May 14 - 17 and May 29. Pictured are JCP&L senior public relations representative Ron Morano, (left), and Trans...

TransOptions Wraps Up 2012 Vanpool & Emergency Ride Home Survey

We asked for your feedback and the results are in. TransOptions has concluded its 2012 Vanpool and Emergency Ride Home Survey and its 2012 Carpool and Emergency Ride Home Survey. Through the surveys we found that vanpooling and carpooling really are making a difference, both in reducing vehicle miles traveled and in saving commuters money.
Getting Cars Off The Road

Prior to joini...

2012 Teen Driving Summit

Calling all teens 14-16 years of age (and your parents)!
Don’t miss the teen driving event of the year!
Good Driving for Life
2012 Teen Safe Driving Summit
Saturday, May 12, 2012
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Registration at 8 a.m.)
110 Schanck Road (off Route 9), Freehold
You’ll soon be eligible to obtain a driver’s license which fosters independence, freedom, access and responsibi...

Earth Day...Make It Everyday

What began on April 22, 1970 as a national campaign about the earth and natural resources has grown to a world-wide moment in time, annually focusing awareness on protecting our global environment. Over one billion people are expected to participate in events around the globe this year. Check out the official Earth Day Website!
Earth Day was the basis of what we now call the environ...

Getting Educated Key to Reducing Teen Driver Risk

A new report released last week by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) indicates that the number of 16- and 17-year-old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide increased 11 percent for the first six months of 2011.  Safety advocates and researchers are watching these number closely -- if the trend continues through ...

Walk this Way Challenge Rallied Pedestrians

Thank you to all who participated in the Walk this Way Challenge during October. Together we increased awareness of walking safely and logged 3,966 miles.

Drive Green, Save Green

Following these simple driving tips can equal extra cash to spend on your travels—together, they can save you as much as $80 on a 700-mile round trip. For more information, visit www.i95coalition.org.

NJDOT Funds Safe Routes to School Program

The New Jersey of Department of Transportation has partnered with TransOptions to administered a new statewide education and encouragement program using Safe Routes to School Federal SAFETEA-LU funds. The goal of the program is to educate and encourage more children to walk and bicycle to school. For more information about the program please contact us at: 973-267-7600.

Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey is a voluntary, certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.

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