Computer Modeling and Simulation of NJ Transit Penn Station Newark

The purpose of the project was to model the impacts of proposed improvements to the Newark Penn Station pick-up/drop-off facilities and to the surrounding roadway infrastructure. As part of the project, a Paramics simulation model for the study area surrounding Newark Penn Station was built and calibrated to existing conditions. Analyses were conducted for the base 'No Build' condition, as well as for the planned New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)/City of Newark improvements and for multiple NJ TRANSIT recommendations. Analyses were also completed to determine the impact of large future developments in the immediate vicinity of Newark Penn Station. The major findings of the report include: (1) The NJDOT/City of Newark proposal of adding a left turn from Raymond Blvd. WB to Route 21 (McCarter Highway) SB results in negative impact and increased delay for all vehicle trips on Raymond Blvd. and buses on Market Street. (2) NJ TRANSIT's combined recommendations (as outlined in the following) result in significant improvements and a reduction in delay for all vehicle and person trips on both Raymond Blvd. and on Market Street. (3) The most effective way to improve bus, auto, and truck circulation in the vicinity of Newark Penn Station is to implement NJ TRANSIT's recommendations and remove the proposed NJDOT/City of Newark allowance of left turn vehicles from Raymond Blvd. to Route 21 SB from further consideration.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Draft Final Report
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 34p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NJ-2004-016
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2005 5:28PM