Transit Center Background

Serving up to 30,000 transit riders per day, the Trenton Transit Center (Transit Center) is a critical link in the regional transportation network, providing interconnection between NJ TRANSIT commuter rail, bus and light rail, SEPTA commuter rail and bus, and AMTRAK. The Transit Center serves local, commuter, and regional transit/rail trips and generates significant pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular activity. However, the surrounding transportation network is heavily auto-oriented with missing pedestrian facilities, limited bicycle facilities, channelized right turns, and uncontrolled ramp movements, which make it challenging to navigate to/from and through the area of the Transit Center by foot, bike, scooter, or other non-auto modes.

Several previous studies have identified the need to enhance circulation for all users within the area of the Trenton Transit Center. While two short-term projects are currently planned on Market Street by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the City of Trenton, more enhancements are needed to meet the City’s goals. Therefore, the City of Trenton is leading a local concept development study, in cooperation with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, to combine the needs and recommendations from previous studies with a fresh look at the study area into actionable alternatives that will support existing and emerging mobility and redevelopment within the area of the Transit Center.