Welcome to Plan 2045’s Online Survey

The NJTPA wants your input for Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, our latest long-range transportation plan for the region. We have divided our survey into topic areas, each with a few brief questions. By sharing your thoughts, you can help improve transportation, making it easier to get around where you live and work.

To get started, choose any of the Plan 2045 survey topics to the right. Each includes a short video followed by a few questions. You can complete one survey topic or as many as you like.

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Great Places
Getting Around
Tell Us About Yourself

Please answer the following questions.

1. What's your favorite thing about where you live today?

2. What changes would you like to see in your community over the next 30 years? (Select up to three)

More housing choices
More viable transportation options
Better transit connections or frequency
More restaurants, stores, or other commercial
More jobs
More/improved open spaces (parks, wildlife refuges)
It should stay exactly as it is
Other ideas:

1. What are your biggest transportation safety concerns today? (Select up to three)

Distracted driving/biking/walking
Impaired driving
Pedestrian/bicycle safety
Truck/car conflicts
Condition of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure
Street design (how space is allocated for vehicles, transit, pedestrians, and bikes)
Other ideas:

2. What are the best ways to make transportation safer during the next 30 years, with the goal being zero deaths? (Select up to three)

Driver/pedestrian education
Deployment of driverless cars and trucks
Viable alternatives to driving
Improved design/engineering/materials for cars and trucks
Tougher penalties/enforcement
Improvements to roads, bridges, and other infrastructure
Other ideas:

1. How prepared for the next major storm or emergency would you say your community is today? (Select one)

Very prepared (ready for anything)
Prepared (I am cautiously optimistic)
Not prepared (we're still struggling from the last event)
I don't know

2. Looking forward, what's needed to make your community better prepared for future emergencies? (Select up to two)

Improving existing roads, bridges, and other infrastructure
Creating redundant travel routes and transit systems
More diverse jobs/economy
Change insurance requirements
Limit development in flood prone areas
More local food production and local shopping
Education and information
Other ideas:

1. Thinking about the trips that you take each week, what works well for you on these trips? (select as many as apply)

Travel information (apps, news announcements, etc.)
Alternative routing (ability to avoid traffic or transit problems)
Condition of infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, buses, trains)
Ability to choose mode (walk, drive, bike, transit)
Availability, accessibility and frequency of transit service (rail, bus, shuttle, ferry, etc.)
Availability of parking

2. Thinking about the trips that you take each week, what does not work well for you on these trips? (select as many as apply)

Traffic congestion
Road conditions
Poorly timed signals/difficulty with turns at intersections
Safety issues
Lack of parking
Lack of accessible/frequent/reliable transit service and connections
Lack of travel information (regarding traffic, transit info, etc.)

3. Is there anything that would help you use bus or rail transit more often? (Select up to three)

More frequent service
More convenient stops
Improved connections
More amenities
Lower costs
I already use transit for most of my getting around
I will not use transit more

4. How do you hope to get around in 30 years? (Select all that apply)

Driverless shuttle
Driverless car
Flying cars

1. What are the key economic challenges facing your community today? (Select up to three)

Access to jobs
High vacancy rate for commercial/industrial properties
Growing inequality
Not enough training or education opportunities
Housing affordability
Delivery of goods to warehouses, stores or homes
Traffic congestion
Other ideas:

2. What should the region do to improve the economy in the future? (Select up to three)

Invest in schools and training
Make college/training programs more affordable
Provide more low-income housing
Attract major employers through tax incentives
Redevelop vacant properties
Invest in roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure
Market existing assets
Business incubators
Other ideas:

1. What's the biggest environmental issue in your community today? (Select one)

Climate change
Air pollution
Combined sewer overflows
Water pollution
Loss of habitat/native species
Unfair/unjust environmental impacts
Other ideas:

2. What should we do to ensure that transportation protects or improves the environment?(Select up to three)

Transition to alternative fuels such as electricity, natural gas, etc.
Limit expansion of roads in undeveloped areas
Limit pollution and emissions
Make it easier to walk, bike and use transit
Require cleaner vehicles

3. What should we do to ensure that transportation enhances quality of life for all people? (Select up to three)

Make it easier to get to transit
Make public transit more affordable
Reduce air and noise pollution
Make walking, biking, and transit more viable
Improve roads, bridges, and other infrastructure

1. What new transportation technologies are you most excited about today? (Select up to three)

Driverless vehicles
Electric vehicles
Better information about travel conditions
Public transit info/ticketing apps
Ride sharing apps (Uber, Lyft, etc.)
Higher-speed Internet (increased ability to telecommute)
Other ideas:

2. What are the best ways for the region to support and shape technology innovations? (Select up to three)

Supportive legislation (e.g., tax incentives)
Pilot projects
Investment in education/research institutions
Subsidies for users
Public private partnerships
Other ideas:

Please tell us a little about yourself. Your information will be used to understand about the people that have provided input and help us identify groups that may need addition outreach. We will not store your answers with any personally identifying information.

1. Which group best describes your age?

2. How would you describe the community in which you live?

3. Do you rent or own your home?

4. What do you identify as?

5. What race or ethnicity best describes you?

6. What is your household income?

7. What is the highest degree or level of school completed?

8. What is your zip-code?