Since the announcement from ExxonMobil Research & Engineering that the company would be relocating approximately 350 employees from the company’s facility in Paulsboro, NJ to Clinton Township, HART has been providing commute information and assistance to the relocating employees. The commute from the Paulsboro area to Clinton Township is 77 miles and takes approximately one hour and forty five minutes in regular traffic conditions.
In June 2018, HART was joined at the Paulsboro facility by representatives of Enterprise Rideshare, a vanpool leasing company, to make a presentation on vanpooling. More than 50 ExxonMobil employees were in attendance. Vanpooling is a formal arrangement between 7-15 individuals who collectively enter into a monthly lease agreement with a vanpool provider. Maintenance and insurance of the vehicle is included in the lease cost. Vanpoolers decide among themselves who will drive the van, pick up and drop off times, and locations.
“Vanpooling can be a great option for employees who are facing a long commute like the employees from Paulsboro,” says Christina Edzenga, HART Commuter Services Manager. “With a sponsorship provided by NJ TRANSIT and incentives being offered by both HART and Enterprise Rideshare, vanpoolers who participate in a 7 passenger van could pay as little as $7 per day,” she notes.
HART and Enterprise Rideshare will continue to work with employees to assist in the formation of vanpools and carpools.
More information on Vanpooling in Hunterdon County
A lack of reliable transportation can be a significant impediment to those seeking employment. Funded by a grant from the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, HART provides education on available transportation options to get to work. “The key is to put transportation at the front of the employment search process,” says Cathy Taglienti, HART Community Mobility Coordinator. “There is no point in an individual applying for a job for which they cannot consistently get to work, on time.”
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For the past ten years, HART has conducted an annual bicycle rodeo 3rd and 4th graders at Stockton Borough School. The bicycle rodeo teaches students how to properly fit a helmet, how to perform an ABC Quick Check before riding, and tests students on bicycle skills through a series of obstacles and finally discusses tow path etiquette.
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Hunterdon County is a premier destination for bicyclists of all ages and skill levels. From winding country roads, quaint towns, villages and historic sites, to scenic vistas and gorgeous natural resources, there is something for everyone looking for a reason to jump on their bicycle.
Continue reading “BikeHunterdon.org Website Updated”
Mark your calendar now for HART’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast to be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. at The Farmhouse at the Grand Colonial, Hampton, NJ
RSVP and more on our Annual Meeting event page.