Transportation planning is the process of developing strategies for operating, managing, maintaining, and financing the area's transportation system to achieve the community’s long-term transportation goals and vision.
It looks for ways to solve current transportation problems while anticipating and addressing issues likely to occur in the future. Transportation Planning review considers impacts to all users of the road including; transit, bicyclist, and pedestrian and ensures that the County’s Mobility Element and General Plan policies are implemented.
The Division of Planning
The Division of Planning oversees the planning, programming, and development of transportation projects and related proposals in the County. The Division of Planning conducts special studies and research to help assess the feasibility of advancing certain transportation proposals along the development process. It is responsible for the periodic update of the Essex County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, the County portion of the federally funded Transportation Improvement Program, and the State funded Capital Transportation Program.
The Division staff provides direct support and oversight on transportation programs, activities and projects affecting the County including:
Processing of project modifications of the federally funded Transportation Improvement Program and the State funded Capital Transportation Program
Did you know?
With Newark International Airport and Port Newark located within its borders, Essex County is a major national transportation hub with a superior network of rail, highway, air and sea transportation and is home to one of the world's largest containerized shipping ports.