Liza Betz

Phone: 908-527-4086  |  Fax: 908-527-4715

Mission Statement

The goal of the Bureau of Transportation Planning is to work toward a balanced transportation system for Union County. It seeks to meet the travel needs of people and goods through a coordinated intermodal transportation system.

The transportation network in Union County includes highways, bus lines, passenger and freight rail line, shuttle services, bicycle trails as well as airport and port facilities.  To support this network, the Bureau conducts its own studies and partners with other entities to investigate a range of transportation planning problems with the goal of creating alternative solutions and recommendations. Funding for this work is obtained from both state and federal agencies.

The Bureau of Transportation Planning works closely with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Northern New Jersey.


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Union County Transportation Advisory Board

The Union County Transportation Advisory Board exists as part of the planning process and as a local and citizen input on transportation policy matters to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Each of the 21 municipalities within the County can appoint representatives.

2014 Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, January 15th
Wednesday, March 5th
Wednesday, May 7th
Wednesday, July 2nd
Wednesday, September 10th
Wednesday, November 5th


Meetings are located within the Union County Engineering Building in Scotch Plains.
2325 South Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey.  Directions Sheet. Directions from Google.

The Bureau of Transportation Planning develops and sponsors major mass transit, road infrastructure, transportation management and freight movement projects.  The Bureau secures federal and state grant funds for technical studies and strategic planning initiatives regarding countywide transportation and infrastructure issues. Staff work on the development of programs to enhance countywide transportation systems and coordinates and reviews transportation data developed for the County area by regional transportation agencies