Study Asking Locals for Insight on 'Upper Highlands' Transit

What improvements do you think should be made to transit systems in Wayne, Kinnelon, Oakland, Pompton Lakes, and surrounding towns?

Local government leaders want to know how Upper Highlands residents use public transportation, and how it can be improved.

Passaic County is conducting an Upper Highlands Transit Access Study as part of the ‘Together North Jersey's Local Government Capacity Grant Program.’

The planning initiative partners the county with several other regional outlets, like Rutgers University, in order to create a plan to show how the region could implement a $5 million US Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to improve access to housing, jobs, education, and culture.

According to a release from Rutgers, the study’s primary goal is to identify new transit supportive development opportunities and potential transit services and facilities for downtown Pompton Lakes.

To do that, it is asking locals who live or work in Bloomingdale, Butler, Kinnelon, Oakland, Pequannock, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Riverdale, Northern Wayne, Wanaque, and West Milford to complete an online survey about their transit use.

Anyone who completes the survey can enter a free raffle for a chance to win $50 in BID Bucks, which are redeemable at most businesses in the Pompton Lakes downtown area.

See the survey here.

Flo Gallo May 20, 2014 at 08:19 AM
A commuter train into NYC is long overdo...that would prove quality of life in so many ways.
mimi May 20, 2014 at 08:20 AM
We have been promised the train since I have lived here the last 22 years, still waiting. Where is this link to the survey?
Wayne's World May 20, 2014 at 09:02 AM
A better use of resources would be to link the existing Boonton Line to Midtown direct. A connection should be established from Great Notch to Lyndhurst, a measly 6 mile stretch right along Route 3. THAT would make the train line actually efficient and would attract a lot more ridership. To accommodate the extra traffic that would undoubtedly bring, a large parking deck could be built at Wayne Transit Center. This would be much less costly and much more efficient than building new track to areas without the commuting population to support it. NJ Transit can barely do the projects it has correctly - does anyone think this would actually happen? Are there ANY creative thinkers in NJ government AT ALL?
Garry Hagedoorn May 20, 2014 at 08:57 PM
connecting bus lines to train lines should be very important. but there is always a parking problem near any bust stops.


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