Freight Infrastructure and Land Use Analysis
The completed Morris County Freight Infrastructure and Land Use Analysis was a two year comprehensive study that examined the impact and role of the goods movement industry on the county's transportation network, land use, and economy.
The study has provided a final report that includes recommendations for physical infrastructure improvements, identification of potential freight-related development locations, an economic impact analysis of the value of the goods movement industry to Morris County, a guide to freight planning for municipalities, and a marketing plan to promote economic development and transportation in the county.
This study will better enable county planners to make informed, accurate recommendations, and provide tools for improving community relations and marketing that will maximize the success and support of future freight-related development and infrastructure improvements.
Technical Advisory Committee
Steve Brown, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Megan Kelly, NJTPA
Andrew Ludasi, NJDOT
Thomas Mallaney, CB Richard Ellis
Chris Mazzei, Morristown & Erie Railway
Maggie Peters, Morris County Economic Development Corporation
Jakub Rowinski, NJTPA
Chris Vitz, Morris County Engineering
Rich Wisneski, NJ Transit
Raymond Zabihach, Morris County Board of Transportation
- In Morris County, over 63,000 are employed in wholesale, retail, transportation, and warehousing, industries that depend on the delivery of freight.
- In 2003, nearly 23 million tons of freight was transported into, out of, and within Morris County, worth approximately $58.2 billion.
- Trucks transport 99.9% of intrastate freight destined for Morris County.
- Trucks move an average of 519,416 tons of freight into and 481,085 tons out of New Jersey per day.