New Jersey Transportation

New Jersey Transportation

Transportation of New Jersey

The modes and networks of transportation of New Jersey have been described in a nut-shell as follows:

New Jersey Roadways

  • The New Jersey Turnpike that carries interstate traffic between Delaware and New York is one of the busiest roadways in the United States.
  • The Garden State Parkway runs from Montvale along the northern border of New Jersey for 172.4 miles (277.5 km) connecting New York metropolitan area to Atlantic City.
  • The George Washington Bridge connects Fort Lee, New Jersey to the Washington Heights neighborhood in Upper Manhattan.
  • The other expressways of the state are Atlantic City Expressway, the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Interstate 76, Interstate 78, Interstate 80, Interstate 95, Interstate 195, Interstate 278, Interstate 280, Interstate 287, Interstate 295 and Interstate 676 while the major highways are U.S. 1, U.S. 9 and U.S. Route 46.

New Jersey Airports

New Jersey has one of the busiest airports in the United States – the Newark Liberty International Airport.

However, there are other two commercial airports which are smaller in size, - the Atlantic City International Airport and Trenton-Mercer Airport. Teterboro Airport, in Bergen County and Millville Municipal Airport, in Cumberland County are some important general aviation airports.

List of Airports in New Jersey

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Atlantic City ACY ACY KACY Atlantic City International Airport
Newark EWR EWR KEWR Newark Liberty International Airport
Reliever Airports
Belmar / Farmingdale BLM BLM KBLM Monmouth Executive Airport (was Allaire Airport)
Caldwell CDW CDW KCDW Essex County Airport
Lincoln Park N07     Lincoln Park Airport
Linden LDJ LDJ KLDJ Linden Airport
Manville 47N JVI   Central Jersey Regional Airport
Morristown MMU MMU KMMU Morristown Municipal Airport
Mount Holly VAY LLY KVAY South Jersey Regional Airport
Princeton / Rocky Hill 39N PCT   Princeton Airport
Readington N51     Solberg-Hunterdon Airport
Robbinsville N87     Trenton-Robbinsville Airport
Somerville SMQ   KSMQ Somerset Airport
Sussex FWN   KFWN Sussex Airport
Teterboro TEB TEB KTEB Teterboro Airport
General Aviation Airports
Andover 13N     Trinca Airport
Berlin 19N     Camden County Airport
Blairstown 1N7     Blairstown Airport
Cross Keys 17N     Cross Keys Airport
Hammonton N81     Hammonton Municipal Airport
Lakewood N12     Lakewood Airport
Lumberton N14     Flying W Airport
Millville MIV MIV KMIV Millville Municipal Airport
Ocean City 26N     Ocean City Municipal Airport
Old Bridge 3N6     Old Bridge Airport
Pedricktown 7N7     Spitfire Aerodrome (was Old Mans Airport)
Pittstown N85     Alexandria Airport (Alexandria Field)
Pittstown N40     Sky Manor Airport
Toms River MJX MJX KMJX Robert J. Miller Air Park
Trenton TTN TTN KTTN Trenton-Mercer Airport
Vincentown N73     Red Lion Airport
West Milford 4N1     Greenwood Lake Airport
Wildwood WWD WWD KWWD Cape May Airport (Cape May County Airport)
Woodbine OBI   KOBI Woodbine Municipal Airport
        Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Andover 12N     Aeroflex-Andover Airport (Aeroflex-Andover Field)
Bridgeton 00N     Bucks Airport
Bridgeton N50     Li Calzi Airport (Li Calzi Airpark)
Hackettstown N05     Hackettstown Airport
Jobstown 2N6     Redwing Airport
Little Ferry 2N7     Little Ferry Seaplane Base
Newton 3N5     Newton Airport
Vineland 28N     Vineland-Downstown Airport
Vineland 29N     Kroelinger Airport
West Creek 31E     Eagles Nest Airport
Williamstown C01     Southern Cross Airport
        Other Military Airports
Lakehurst NEL NEL KNEL NAES Lakehurst (Maxfield Field)
Wrightstown WRI WRI KWRI McGuire Air Force Base
Notable Private-Use Airports
Belford 15NJ     Werner Heliport
Cape May Court House 26NJ     Cape Regional Medical Center Heliport
Cape May C.H. / Stone Harbor NJ08     Stone Harbor Golf Club Heliport
Colts Neck 59NJ     Due Process Stables Heliport
Flemington NJ29     Bradford Field
Pemberton 3NJ1     Pemberton Airport (public-use until 2006, was FAA: 3N7)
Sayreville 4NJ5     Raritan Center Heliport
Notable Former Airports
Asbury Park ARX     Asbury Park Neptune Airport (closed 1977)
Atlantic City AIY AIY KAIY Atlantic City Municipal Airport (Bader Field) (closed 2006)
Matawan 2N8     Marlboro Airport (closed 2002)
Pennington N75     Twin Pine Airport (closed 2008)
Princeton N21     Forrestal Airport (closed 1989?)
Vineland 25N     Rudy's Airport (closed 2005)
Williamstown 80N     Piney Hollow Airfield (closed)

New Jersey Rail and Bus

The NJ Transport is known to provide an extensive rail and bus service throughout the state of New Jersey. The three light rail systems in the state are:

  • The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail connecting Bayonne to North Bergen
  • The Newark Light Rail connecting Newark Penn Station in Downtown Newark with outer parts of the city
  • River Line connecting Trenton and Camden.

There are yet many other rail systems like:

  • The PATH that links Hoboken, Jersey City, Harrison and Newark with New York City.
  • The PATCO High Speed line linking Camden County and Philadelphia.
  • Amtrak running long-distance passenger trains to and from neighboring states and around the state. Trenton Rail Station, Metro Park, and the grand historic Newark Penn Station are some major Amtrak railway stations.
  • SEPTA operating two lines, the Trenton Line and the West Trenton Line.
  • Air Train Newark connecting the Amtrak/NJ Transit station to the airport's terminals and parking lots.

There are also a lot of private bus carriers operating along with state owned buses which form an integral part of the public transportation of New Jersey carrying passengers in and around the city.

New Jersey Ferries

The companies that operate ferries are:

  • The Delaware River and Bay Authority operating the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on the Delaware Bay
  • New York Waterway on the Hudson River.
  • Sea Streak offering services from the Raritan Bay shore.
  • New York Water Taxi also operates services in specific seasons from Paulus Hook to Wall Street.

In the near future, there can be Ferry service from Keyport and Perth Amboy, as it is being discussed. Even ferry service from Elizabeth and light rail connection to Newark Airport and Downtown Elizabeth has been proposed.

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

New Jersey Department of Transportation Agency Overview
NJDOT Formed 1966
NJDOT Jurisdiction New Jersey
NJDOT Headquarters 1035 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, New Jersey
NJDOT Employees 3,842
NJDOT Agency Executive James Simpson, Commissioner of Transportation
NJDOT Parent Agency State of New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Transportation Website