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By David Matthau February 20, 2017 3:49 AM
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The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority wants you to throw a cocktail party — and they’ll foot the bill!
According to David Behrend, department director of communications and government affairs for the Authority, the Set the Table initiative is one part of a broad public outreach effort to update their long-range transportation plan for 13 counties in Central and North Jersey.
“The idea is to look at how we can better involve younger people who maybe haven’t traditionally been involved in some of these public meetings and this process in the past,” he said.
Behrend said participant hosts who should be between the ages of 18 to 29 will be asked to get together a group of six to eight friends. They’ll get a small stipend, around $100, “to get some pizzas or other foods, however they want to organize their particular event.”
He said each group will be given cards with questions about different subjects like transportation safety, technology and the environment.
“These are the folks who are going to be experiencing and using the transportation network 30 years down the road, so we want to hear their input, we want to see what they have to say.”
Behrend says the Set the Table meetings will help to shape what happens in the future
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