The Forum has been meeting since 1999 to address concerns of municipalities in Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties focused on the US 1, US 130, and US 206 corridors. High-level representatives from 25 municipalities, three counties, numerous state agencies, and other organizations meet to coordinate, discuss transportation and land use issues, and implement solutions. The Forum is action-oriented, working to implement agreed-upon projects, encourage multi-municipal approaches to solve problems, and provide technical assistance to local governments. This partnership is facilitated by DVRPC and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), and coordinated with New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The key issues it addresses are east-west access; improving coordination of transportation and land use in this high growth, congested area; and transit.
This Forum meeting will follow a morning Strategic Planning workshop including Voting and Steering Committee members. A brief summary of the morning workshop's activities will be provided at the full Forum meeting.