To ensure that Trentonians will have reliable and affordable transportation options to local and regional destinations, Trenton should improve its transit network. This can be accomplished by increasing the visibility of bus service between the Trenton Transit Center and the Downtown/Capital Complex, with additional connections to a redeveloped waterfront. Such an effort will support a stronger downtown, increase the value of a transit-oriented development at the Trenton Transit Center and RiverLINE stations, and better connect Trenton to the region.
Trenton should advocate for BRT (or BRT light) on the US Route 1 corridor with a hub station at the Transit Center. Additional access should be provided to the Capitol, downtown, waterfront, and North Trenton industrial areas. The Trenton Transit Center also needs enhanced bus stops to better coordinate transfers. Finally, Trenton should advocate for a transit network connector/jitney between Trenton Transit Center and the Trenton-Mercer Airport. In the interim, the City should encourage NJ Transit to modify Routes 607 or 608. Combined, these efforts will make the Trenton Transit Center a significantly enhanced multi-modal transportation node.
This initiative is closely associated with Trenton’s efforts to improve Land Use and Transportation Connections. As such, the City must closely coordinate this initiative with the RiverLine Stations TOD Initiative and the Transit Center TOD Initiative