Council reestablishes Transportation Committee

| 26 Apr 2012 | 01:27

WEST MILFORD — The township council has reestablished its Transportation Committee.

Created in 2011, the 11-member committee was put in place as an advisory board to the council on ways to improve transportation in the township and to promote it. Also, the committee was to help seek funding.

But the committee was not reestablished earlier in the year. Former Community Services and Recreation Director Keith Knudsen served as a member of the committee and recommended it be eliminated, saying it had served its purpose.

However, Councilman Joseph Smolinski, who was the liaison to the committee last year, and other committee members felt the committee was still relevant and could continue to help the township with its transportation needs.

The council agreed and reestablished the committee last week.

According to the resolution, the committee will monitor the transportation services provided through the transportation program and make recommendations to the council as needed.

No appointments were made. The 11 members will include: one member of the township council; a representative of the township's Senior Citizen Advisory committee, a representative of the township's ADA Committee, the transportation coordinator, a representative of the Passaic County Para Transit Office, a representative of New Jersey Transit, the township's director of Community Services and Recreation, the coordinator of senior activities and three citizen members.

The Transportation Committee will now meet quarterly instead of monthly, as it had in the past.