Breaking Down the Barriers to Accessing Healthcare


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July 2016 Breaking Down the Barriers to
Accessing Healthcare
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Over 50 health care professionals from around Mercer County
attended the Connect to Transit Workshop on June 28, 2016 at
the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Fitness & Wellness Center. The workshop was made possible through the collaboration of
Greater Mercer TMA, [email protected] and RWJ Hospital. The NJTIP and GMTMA Travel Trainers introduced participants to ways in which they can
help eliminate transportation as a barrier to accessing health care, including the following
topics: Services available in Mercer County and specific municipalities,
Trip planning tools,
Transit mobile apps,
Accessible features for seniors and people with disabilities,
How to obtain tickets and pay cash fares, and
Transfers between providers. For Travel Training questions and workshop inquiries, please contact Chad Dixson
at [email protected]
Calling for NJ Smart Workplaces Nominations recognition.
Applications are now being accepted for the
2016 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW)
awards. NJSW recognizes employers who
demonstrate leadership by providing and
promoting quality commuter benefits to their
employees, therefore reducing congestion and
improving air quality. Last year eighteen
private and public entities achieved
Click here for online registration. Awards will be presented at GMTMA’s annual meeting in
No Summer Break for Safety Greater Mercer TMA’s Ian Henderson, had a
busy week at the NJ shore, as two
communities celebrated Safety Day events. On June 21st he was at the Mantoloking Yacht
Club meeting with over 30 students age 6­14
for the bike/pedestrian program safety kick­
off. Ian headed next to Bay Head on June 23rd
and 28th, to the Bay Head Yacht Club members
in elementary and middle school and teenager
members of Bay Head’s beach cleaning crew.
The events were organized in collaboration with elected officials and community leaders.
Street Smart Campaign Aims to Save Lives On June 29th, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority kicked off their 2016 Street
Smart Jersey Shore safety campaign on Long Beach Island. The goal of the campaign is to
curb the number of pedestrian accidents, by changing both motorist and pedestrian
behavior through education and enforcement. The campaign began in 2013 with five pilot locations and has expanded this year to include
twenty communities throughout the NJTPA region. The Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) has designated New Jersey a “focus” state due to the high incidence of pedestrians
killed and injured in motor vehicle crashes. Greater Mercer TMA will join the campaign in the coming months. Follow us on social media to see when we launch the campaign. Bicyclists are Winners This year over 130 cyclists participated in Greater Mercer TMA's Bike month activities.
All that participated are winners because of their commitment to reduce their carbon
footprint by replacing car trips.
Congratulations to: Elizabeth M., who won the prize for biking the most miles,
160, during bike to work week. REI Princeton is the winner of the Employer Wheels
The Visions of Cycling photo contest winner is Jim S. who submitted the photo below.
Winners of our prize drawing
include: Juan C., Chris T., Jenny
M., Joanna B., Gareth M., Silvia
A., James A., Debbie A., John
F., Aaron A., Jim S., Brian C., Michael M.
Thank you to all who participated
and many thanks to the Bike to
Work Week Sponsors: Hart’s Cyclery, McCaffrey’s
Supermarket, Whole Earth
Center, Kopp’s Cycle, St.
Lawrence Rehab, REI Princeton , Sourland Cycles, Halter’s Cyclery.
"Step Into Spring" Contest Winners Greater Mercer TMA congratulates
Hopewell Elementary School and its
walking school bus group for
winning the “Step into Spring”
contest. The group used the NJ
Walking School Bus App to organize
walks with their children to and
from school. Together they have
completed a total of:
591 trips,
walked 379 miles,
burned 37,878 calories, and
reduced 160,224 grams of
CO2 emissions.
“We found the app easy to use and my son loves walking to school with his friends” said
Susan P., one of the parents who walked with the group. They will receive a $100 gift card
for the group, reflective umbrellas for parents and reflective drawstrings backpacks for the
students. Additionally Hopewell Elementary School will receive $250 to be used for safe
walking and biking programs.
Photo left to right: Principal David Friedrich, Jed K., Sheila R., Susan P., Sara K.
New Wheels in Town Revealed at Princeton
Farmer's Market
A new freeB bus was launched on
Thursday, June 16 at the Princeton
Farmer’s Market at Hinds Plaza.
The bus has a brand new design
and is named Marvin I in honor of
former Mayor Marvin Reed who
spearheaded the start­up of the
freeB bus service in Princeton.
present at the ceremony.
The bus was purchased with funds
provided by Princeton University.
Mayor Liz Lempert, Councilwoman
Jenny Crumiller, former Mayor
Marvin Reed, Greater Mercer TMA
Executive Director Cheryl
Kastrenakes, along with members
of the Princeton Public
Transportation Committee were
The freeB is a FREE bus service funded by and serving the Princeton community. The bus is
open and available to people of all ages and abilities.For schedule information and routing,
go to or
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