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news release

Contact: Jim Berzok
RELEASE: June 7, 2000

Public Invited to Participate
in Long-Range Transportation Plan

The New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ Transit and other transportation agencies have scheduled a series of public information centers throughout the state to invite and encourage the public to become involved in the development of the state=s long-range transportation plan -- Transportation Choices 2025.

The first two information centers are scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Penn Station in Newark, and for Thursday, June 15, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at PATCO=s Woodcrest Station in Cherry Hill.

Other information centers are being scheduled at the Atlantic City Bus Terminal and the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Dates and times will be announced shortly.

The public can also pay an on-line visit to www.njchoices.com, a website developed by NJDOT that gives citizens information about the long-range plan, lets them play a virtual budget game, fill out surveys, offer comments and link with other transportation websites.

Transportation Choices 2025 will update the state=s current long-range plan and identify strategies to improve New Jersey=s transportation system over the next 25 years. The plan will examine the state=s highway and public transit systems, as well as look at travel alternatives, smart growth and movement of goods across the state.

The public information centers afford the public the opportunity to hear how the plan will be developed and offer comments and suggestions on how state transportation planners can improve the system. A video will be shown at the information centers giving an overview of important transportation challenges facing the state.

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