Signature Initiatives


Alan M. Voorhees Legacy Project

The Alan M Voorhees Legacy Project is a collection of historically significant materials archived at Rutgers University honoring the life of Alan Manners Voorhees (1922-2005). Voorhees was a pioneer in transportation planning and engineering during a transformational period of transportation development in America. The collection is accessible to researchers seeking a better understanding of the many changes in transportation in America in the last half of the 20th century both in terms of technology and the many policy changes instituted by governments at all levels to increase the benefits and minimize the adverse impacts of transportation investments in all modes.

National Transit Institute

The National Transit Institute (NTI) was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry.

The mission of the National Transit Institute is to provide training, education, and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States.

NJ Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center assists public officials, transportation and health professionals, and the public in creating safer and more accessible places to walk, bicycle, or travel by other low-speed wheeled devices through primary research, education, training, and dissemination of information about best practices in policy and design. The Center is supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation through funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center

The New Jersey Safe Routes Resource Center works with regional Safe Routes to School coordinators and assists professionals, non-profits, school and municipal officials, and the public in improving conditions for people to walk, bike, or travel by other low-speed wheeled devices. By focusing on improvements to support active travel by youth, conditions are created that are safe, healthy, equitable, and appealing for all people of all ages and abilities and from all backgrounds and neighborhoods. The Center is supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation through funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

NJ Travel Independence Program

The mission of the New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) is to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, older adults and others by empowering them to use the public transit system safely and independently. Since 2005, NJTIP has worked with a variety of government agencies, community organizations and schools to teach travel skills to more than 10,000 individuals.

Public Outreach and Engagement Team

The Public Outreach and Engagement Team (POET) is a multi-disciplinary group with expertise in planning, public policy, marketing, communication and public engagement techniques. POET offers a full range of outreach and engagement services, from concept and advisory to full implementation of outreach and engagement events. Our team specializes in innovative outreach methods tailored to the specific demographic and community profile of the target population.

Together North Jersey

Together North Jersey

Together North Jersey is an unprecedented planning initiative currently underway in the 13-county North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority region of New Jersey. The outcome of plan implementation will be a more sustainable future for the region that invests in existing communities where housing, jobs, educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities are more easily accessible.