Hudson County freeholders want to speed up bus service between Journal Square in Jersey City and Bayonne and are set to hire a transportation consultant to tell them how to do it.
The freeholders are expected to vote today to award a $192,000 contract to Newark-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to prepare a Bus Rapid Transit Study for the two cities.
The transportation consultant will explore such strategies as synching the timing of traffic lights and creating dedicated bus lanes, officials said.
The freeholders are also slated to vote to file an application with the state for a $1.95 million Green Acres grant to restore the fountain in Lincoln Park.
Also on tonight’s agenda is a vote to apply for a $2.77 million Green Acres grant to help fund a $7.5 million project to make improvements on 15 acres in the northern section of James J. Braddock/North Hudson County Park.
The improvements include installation of synthetic turf fields for softball, baseball, softball, football and soccer fields.
Tonight’s meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the County Annex Building, 560 Pavonia Ave., in Jersey City.
By Charles Hack