Trenton – The North Jersey Transportation Planning Committee released their findings on freight movement in Middlesex County today at an event at the Middlesex County Improvement Authority in Cranbury. Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex), a long-time advocate on the topic welcomed the report.
“In the name of public safety and the well-being of communities, a plan for reducing freight traffic is long overdue,” said Senator Greenstein. “I am very pleased to see such an extensive effort, including various levels of stakeholder engagement.”
The study engaged in a comprehensive, and detailed examination of the present trucking patterns that have contributed significantly to severe traffic on local roadways. Over 60 recommendations have been identified to reduce congestion on roadways across Southern Middlesex and improve public safety. These include the implementation of street improvements to protect pedestrians and cyclists, redirecting unnecessary truck traffic from residential neighborhoods, and signal improvements to reduce queuing and enhance the stable flow of traffic for both trucks and local drivers.
“Now that we have these recommendation, the next steps should be implementing these improvements. I look forward to working with my partners in local government to advocate for their adoption,” added Greenstein.