Morris County Sam Powell Jennifer Lee. Introduction Morris County is located in Northern New Jersey, 25 miles west of New York City Affluent County Recent.
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Introduction Morris County is located in Northern New Jersey, 25 miles west of New York City Affluent County Recent residential growth Serviced by existing roadways, buses, and New Jersey transit Rail The proposed PRT system will reduce congestion, reduce commute times
Land Use: Municipalities 469 square miles of land 12 square miles of water 39 municipalities Urban towns such as Morristown Less dense in the south and west Congestion of roadways linking urban centers
Population statistics Over 470,000 residents 124,907 Families 169,711 Households Population density 1,003 per square mile 60,000 households with children under 18 Sixth highest median household income in the country
Productions and Attractions Productions 2000 Census housing data 7,129 census blocks 470,000 people Geocoded to visualize in google earth Attractions 5,861 Attractions of note Included schools, with enrollment Offices and businesses, with number of employees Rail stations and park and rides, with number of trips served daily Restaurants, retail, and small businesses
Trip Types: Education 90,000 children between 5 and 19 years old 165 elementary schools 33 middle schools 29 high schools 3 Colleges
Trip types: Employment, Commercial Not only an attractive place to live, but an attractive place to work! 240,000 workers 50,000 employees at headquarters buildings located within the county Honeywell, Novartis, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, Sun Chemical Corp. Malls, retail space, restaurants, movie theatres all generate trips But many people commute to New York City (25 miles east).
Existing transportation infrastructure Three New Jersey Transit lines serve NYC – Morristown and Gladstone Branch – Montclair Boonton Line – Serve 11,400 passengers a day Numerous Bus transit systems within Morris County – Morris County Metro System – NJT Bus – WHEELS – Multiple lines to Port Authority, Manhattan
PRT Design Goals Service 90% of all productions and attractions within ¼ mile Minimize number of stations and interchanges ($$) without sacrificing coverage Minimize length of guide ways ($$) Minimize round trip distance (one way links) Constraints – Stations have only one upstream and downstream node – Interchanges have up to 4 links – Network must be strongly connected Solution – LOOPS!
Daisy Chain Due to the design constraints, we use loops – minimize round trip distance – maximize coverage – reduce the complexity and number of interchanges suburban areas – daisy chain loops to section off neighborhoods
Urban mesh In more urban areas, we link the loops up on all sides, making a mesh of stations
Conclusion The PRT is expensive, but it is also valuable! Will reduce commute times to NYC Increase access to schools Connect town centers Ease congestion Save lives!