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Chapter 3: Origin/Destination Survey
Sussex County Ten-Year Mobility Study
Chapter 3: Origin/Destination Survey
In order to determine the transportation needs and appropriate solutions for an area it is
important to have an understanding of the underlying characteristics of travel. The origins and
destinations of traffic are among the most important of these characteristics. For the purposes of
the Sussex County Ten Year Mobility Study, one particular subset of trips was the focus: those
leaving the County for work. A roadside origin-destination study was undertaken to measure
travel characteristics at the busiest locations where travelers exited Sussex County on weekday
mornings between the hours of 6am and 9am. The locations were on Routes 15, 23 and 206, as
they cross into Morris County (see Figure 3-22).
Figure 3-22: Origin/Destination Survey Routes
The survey was of the postcard mail-back type. Postcards were distributed to passing motorists,
to be completed and returned by postage-paid, business reply mail. The four-by-six inch
mail-back card, as shown in Figure 3-23, was the tear-off section of a larger six-by-ten inch card,
both sides of which are shown in Figure 3-24. The mail-back card included basic questions as to
the origin and destination address, including municipality, activity at the origin and destination,
where the vehicle was parked at the end of the trip, the trip purpose, vehicle occupancy, and a
selection of routes used during the trip. This general format has been used by the New Jersey
Department of Transportation on many similar origin / destination studies. The other part of the
card included the reasons for the survey, the rationale behind its distribution during the morning
rush, as well as rudimentary instructions. These instructions included the option of responding to
the survey by means of a special internet website linked from the Sussex County homepage.
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Figure 3-23: Origin/Destination Survey Mail-back Card
Figure 3-24: Origin/Destination Survey Card
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Because of the speed and volume of traffic at the County line, the actual survey sites were
located at intersections and ramps. These were chosen on the basis of visibility, as well as
maximizing the number of surveyed vehicles destined for the County line. The survey locations,
grouped by primary route, and illustrated in Figures 3-25 – 3-27, were as follows:
US Route 206 (all at the Acorn Street signal in Byram Township / Stanhope):
• Route 206 southbound approach;
• Right turns from Acorn Street eastbound approach; and
• Left turns from the northbound Route 206 jughandle (westbound approach).
Figure 3-25: Origin/Destination Survey Route 206 Survey Locations
NJ Route 15 (all in Sparta Township)
• Route 15 southbound approach at the NJ Route 181 signal (northern freeway terminus);
• Ramp from County Route 517 / Sparta Bypass to Route 15 southbound; and
• Ramp from Blue Heron Road eastbound (just east of Route 181) to Route 15 southbound.
NJ Route 23 (both in Hardyston Township)
• Route 23 southbound approach at the County Route 515 signal; and
• Route 515 southbound, 0.5 mile north of Route 23 (typical back of queue).
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Figure 3-26: Origin/Destination Survey Route 15 Survey Locations
Figure 3-27: Origin/Destination Survey Route 23 Survey Locations
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The survey was conducted on weekdays between October 29 and December 19, 2002, during the
hours of 6:00 to 9:00 am. These hours were selected to encompass the peak periods of travel
when traffic volumes are highest in the study area. They also took into account the overall
expanded peak period attributable to attempts to avoid downstream congestion, as well as the
longer trip lengths expected for residents of Sussex County and Pike County, Pennsylvania.
A summary of survey statistics, broken down by route and location, is presented in Table 3-16.
Table 3-16: Origin/Destination Survey Statistics
As shown, a total of 12,346 cards were distributed to passing motorists, with 5,186 responses
being received; an impressive 32%. Of these responses, almost 18 percent were submitted via the
survey website – about 2 out of every 11. In order to avoid the safety problems of inadequate
light, as well as to allow queuing caused by the set-up process to dissipate, some of the earlier
15-minute periods were not surveyed at some locations. Even so, about 32 percent of the total
traffic passing through the survey locations between 6 and 9 am – the surveyed “population” –
provided usable responses. At individual locations, the sample ranged from 26 to 37 percent –
these numbers represent an outstanding rate of return.
Return rates as low as 10% are often expected and accepted for roadside surveys and this sample
substantially exceeds that rate. A sample rate this high can be attributed, at least partially, to
motorists perceiving a significant problem and believing that participation might help to bring
about solutions. This is further borne out by the website responses. In addition to the required
data, participants who responded to the survey using the website had the option of submitting
comments along with their response. As a result, 722 out of 5,235 total responses - about 14 % - included
comments regarding the survey itself, traffic conditions, and/or possible solutions. This equates to about 4.5
percent of the surveyed population – a sizeable sample for an optional, open-ended question. These
comments were submitted separately from this report.
Survey postcards that were returned were encoded and entered into a database. While address
information was entered, and retained for potential future use, analysis of origins and
destinations was conducted at the municipality level.
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In order to account for the fact that 100 percent of the surveyed population did not respond to the
survey, expansion factors were developed. These factors essentially indicate how many
members of the population are represented by each response, based on the sample size and traffic
volume. They were computed for each survey station and 1/2-hour time period and then added
to each response record. One instance, the absence of 30 minutes of data, required the use of an
expansion factor covering an entire hour. Following thorough quality assurance checks,
including removal of duplicate web-site responses and making data entries for equivalent
answers uniform, tabulations of the data were prepared.
Table and charts, based on these tabulations, are presented in the remainder of this section. In all
cases, the data represent the total 6 am to 9 am volume passing through the survey locations.
Note that the total number of trips / responses may vary slightly from table to table. This is
because respondents did not necessarily answer all questions, and therefore the number of usable
responses varied from question to question.
Before getting into the origins and destinations of the survey respondents, first we will look at
how and why they are making their trips.
Travel Mode
Respondents were asked how they were making their trip on the day of the survey. Respondents
were asked where they parked their car to determine if a multi-mode trip was taken and were
asked which routes they used to get to their destination. The following items must be noted:
•
•
•
•
“Drive Only” mode trips include carpools that formed before reaching the survey
location, and thus are not equivalent to “drive alone”.
Given that about 10 percent of vehicles had two or more occupants, it is possible that
some percentage of multi-mode trips were “Carpool / … rather than “Drive / …
It was not possible to determine if “Drive / Carpool” mode trips utilized the vehicle that
was surveyed upon reaching the park and ride (or equivalent) lot, or the occupant(s)
became passengers of another vehicle.
Top Park and Ride Lots includes top-ten or 11, depending on ties.
From the travel mode questions, the following general observations were made:
•
•
•
At just under 3 percent, Route15 had the largest share of multi-mode trips, and Route 206
with just over 2 percent had the smallest share of multi-mode trips.
With almost 17 percent, the Newfoundland Park and Ride on Route 23 had the largest
share of multi-mode trips; Dover had the highest share by rail station at about 11.5
percent.
While unidentified carpool park and ride lots had just under a 5 percent share of multimode trips, the identified carpool lot at Blue Heron Road off the Route 15 freeway in
Sparta had the highest share with about 3.5 percent.
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Tables 3-17 and 3-18 and Figures 3-29 describe the travel modes used by survey respondents.
The charts show the travel mode information for the total of all surveyed routes (routes 15, 23,
and 206).
Table 3-17: Origin/Destination Survey Distribution of Travel Modes
Distribution of Travel Modes
Travel Mode
Drive Only*
Drive / Carpool
Drive / Bus
Drive / Train
Drive / Ferry
Multi-Mode Total
TOTAL*
* Usable responses only
US-206
Trips
%
NJ-15
Trips
%
NJ-23
Trips
%
All Routes
Trips
%
3,732
97.9%
7,067
97.2%
5,034
97.4%
15,834
97.5%
21
6
54
0
81
0.6%
0.2%
1.4%
0.0%
2.1%
35
79
74
12
200
0.5%
1.1%
1.0%
0.2%
2.8%
9
107
16
2
134
0.2%
2.1%
0.3%
0.0%
2.6%
65
192
144
14
415
0.4%
1.2%
0.9%
0.1%
2.6%
3,813
100.0%
7,267
100.0%
5,168
100.0%
16,248
100.0%
Figure 3-28: Origin/Destination Survey Travel Mode for All Surveyed Routes
All Routes
Drive / Bus
1.2%
Drive / Train
0.9%
Drive / Ferry
0.1%
Drive / Carpool
0.4%
Drive Only
97.4%
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Table 3-18: Distribution of Top Park & Ride Lots for Multimode Trips for All Surveyed Routes
All Routes
Mode
Bus
Bus
Train
Train
Carpool
Bus
Bus
Bus
Carpool
Train
Train
Park & Ride / Station
Trips
%
70
48
48
31
20
20
16
16
15
9
9
16.9%
11.6%
11.6%
7.5%
4.8%
4.8%
3.9%
3.9%
3.6%
2.2%
2.2%
302
72.8%
Newfoundland
Rockaway Mall
Dover
Netcong
*unspecified*
North Bergen
Willowbrook Mall
*unspecified*
Blue Heron Rd
*unspecified*
Mount Olive
Total
Total of All Multi-Mode Trips
415
Figure 29: Percent of Top Park & Ride Lots for Multimode Trips for All Surveyed Routes
Bus
Bus T rain T rain Carpool Bus
Bus
Mount Olive
*unspecified*
Blue Heron
Rd
*unspecified*
Willowbrook
Mall
North Bergen
*unspecified*
Netcong
Dover
Rockaway
Mall
18%
16%
14%
12%
10%
8%
6%
4%
2%
0%
Newfoundland
Percent of All Trips
All Rout es
Bus CarpoolT rain T rain
P ark & Ride Lot
Vehicle Occupancy
Respondents were asked how many occupants were in their vehicle including themselves. Please
note that if the occupancy was listed as 12 or higher then the response was considered to be a bus
and was excluded from the occupancy tabulations.
The following general observations were made about occupancy:
•
Single occupant vehicles represent 90.6 percent of all trips, with up to 1 percent variation
for individual routes.
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•
•
Vehicles with two occupants comprise 7.5 percent of all trips, while those with three or
more occupants comprise just under 2 percent.
The average auto/van occupancy for the surveyed routes was calculated at 1.14 – typical
for a suburban area during a weekday, morning peak period.
Table 3-19 and Figure 3-30 describe vehicle occupancy in detail.
Table 3-19: Origin/Destination Survey Distribution of Vehicle Occupancy
Distribution of Vehicle Occupancy
US-206
Trips
%
NJ-15
Trips
%
NJ-23
Trips
%
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
3,412
304
52
22
0
5
0
3
6
3
89.6%
8.0%
1.4%
0.6%
0.0%
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
6,618
517
83
21
4
0
6
0
10
3
4,684
402
34
18
6
5
4
0
18
0
Total *
3,807
100.0% 7,262
Occupancy*
Avg. Occupancy
1.16
91.1%
7.1%
1.1%
0.3%
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
0.0%
All Routes
Trips
%
90.6% 14,714 90.6%
7.8% 1,223 7.5%
0.7%
169
1.0%
0.3%
61
0.4%
0.1%
10
0.1%
0.1%
10
0.1%
0.1%
10
0.1%
0.0%
3
0.0%
0.3%
34
0.2%
0.0%
6
0.0%
100.0% 5,171 100.0% 16,240 100.0%
1.13
1.15
1.14
* Usable responses only
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Figure 3-30: Origin/Destination Survey Vehicle Occupancy for all Surveyed Routes
All Routes
2
7.5%
4
3 0.4%
1.0%
5+
0.4%
1
90.6%
Trip Purpose
Respondents were asked their trip purpose on the day of the survey and were given several
choices of which they could check one. Figure 3-31 and Table 3-20 present the trip purpose
information in detail. Figure 3-31 shows the trip purpose for the total of all surveyed routes.
The following Trip purpose were made:
•
•
•
As expected with morning peak period traffic, an overwhelming majority of trips are
destined for the workplace – just over 91 percent; with 3 percent variation for individual
routes.
The next highest trip purposes were business and school, with 1.5 to 2 percent each.
If “no responses” were apportioned among the specific trip purposes; work trips would
increase to about 93.5 percent.
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Table 3-20: Origin/Destination Survey Distribution of Trip Purposes
Distribution of Trip Purposes
US-206
Purpose
Work
NJ-15
NJ-23
All Routes
Trips
%
Trips
%
Trips
%
Trips
%
3,386
88.8%
6,617
91.1%
4,818
93.2%
14,821
91.2%
Shopping
57
1.5%
50
0.7%
12
0.2%
119
0.7%
Personal Business
31
0.8%
89
1.2%
41
0.8%
161
1.0%
School
89
2.3%
140
1.9%
26
0.5%
255
1.6%
Social
22
0.6%
39
0.5%
12
0.2%
73
0.4%
Business
71
1.9%
167
2.3%
59
1.1%
297
1.8%
Other
50
1.3%
31
0.4%
43
0.8%
124
0.8%
No Response
108
2.8%
133
1.8%
159
3.1%
400
2.5%
3,814
100.0%
7,266
100.0%
5,170
100.0%
16,250
100.0%
TOTAL *
* Usable responses only
Figure 3-31: Origin/Destination Survey Trip Purpose for All Surveyed Routes
All Routes
School
1.6%
P ersonal
1.0%
Social
0.4%
Business
1.8%
Ot her
0.8%
No Response
2.5%
Shopping
0.7%
W ork
91.2%
Origin of Trips
When asked the origin of their trip, respondents had the option of designating the nearest
intersection, the actual address, the municipality, the state, and the zip code. The following
general observations were made from the survey results:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Approximately 95 percent of all trips originate in Sussex County, with about 3 percent
difference between the individual routes.
Approximately 4 percent of all trips originate in Pennsylvania; this figure reaches 7
percent on Route 15; approximately 20 percent of all trips on Route 15, at the Route 181
survey location, originate in Pennsylvania. (A general observation was made that a
number of Pennsylvania residents may have traveled through the checkpoints earlier than
6:00 a.m.)
Only about 1 percent of all trips on Route 23 originated in New York State.
Dingman’s Ferry is the only Pennsylvania origin among a top ten grouping: Route 15; at
275 trips, it is about one-ninth of the total trips originating in Sparta, the largest single
origin.
Byram and Vernon are the largest contributors of traffic to individual routes, accounting
for the origins of 37 percent of Route 206 and 38 percent of Route 23 trips, respectively.
Sparta contributes almost 32 percent to Route 15 trips.
While the top ten origins comprise 91 percent of the Route 206 trips and 96 percent of the
Route 23 trips, only 77 percent of the Route 15 trips are generated from the top ten
origins. Therefore it can be inferred that Route 15 trips originate from a wider area than
either Routes 206 or 23.
Table 3-21 lists each municipality in Sussex County and describes its use as a trip origin.
Table 3-21: Origin/Destination Survey Distribution of Trip Origins
Distribution of Trip Origins
US-206
NJ-15
Trips
%
Trips
%
Trips
%
Andover
Branchville
Byram
Frankford
Franklin
Fredon
Green
Hamburg
Hampton
Hardyston
Hopatcong
Lafayette
Montague
Newton
Ogdensburg
Sandyston
Sparta
Stanhope
Stillwater
Sussex
Vernon
Wantage
Sussex County Total
661
20
1,403
16
0
173
77
6
93
12
25
35
16
399
0
17
101
264
180
15
9
43
3,565
17.7%
0.5%
37.5%
0.4%
0.0%
4.6%
2.1%
0.2%
2.5%
0.3%
0.7%
0.9%
0.4%
10.7%
0.0%
0.5%
2.7%
7.0%
4.8%
0.4%
0.2%
1.1%
95.2%
361
206
83
330
210
84
2
275
341
124
8
435
144
592
233
75
2,179
0
101
33
160
353
6,329
5.3%
3.0%
1.2%
4.8%
3.1%
1.2%
0.0%
4.0%
5.0%
1.8%
0.1%
6.3%
2.1%
8.6%
3.4%
1.1%
31.7%
0.0%
1.5%
0.5%
2.3%
5.1%
92.1%
3
4
0
38
504
0
9
636
28
908
0
31
23
11
150
0
93
0
10
117
1,787
580
4,932
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.8%
10.0%
0.0%
0.2%
12.6%
0.6%
18.0%
0.0%
0.6%
0.5%
0.2%
3.0%
0.0%
1.8%
0.0%
0.2%
2.3%
35.5%
11.5%
97.9%
1,026
230
1,485
384
714
256
89
918
462
1,045
34
501
184
1,001
383
92
2,373
264
291
165
1,956
976
14,829
6.6%
1.5%
9.5%
2.5%
4.6%
1.6%
0.6%
5.9%
3.0%
6.7%
0.2%
3.2%
1.2%
6.4%
2.4%
0.6%
15.2%
1.7%
1.9%
1.1%
12.5%
6.2%
94.7%
Other NJ Counties
Pennsylvania
New York
82
89
9
3,745
2.2%
2.4%
0.2%
100.0%
18
489
33
6,869
0.3%
7.1%
0.5%
100.0%
14
42
52
5,040
0.3%
0.8%
1.0%
100.0%
114
620
94
15,657
0.7%
4.0%
0.6%
100.0%
Origin
Total *
NJ-23
All Routes
Trips
%
* Usable responses only
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Figure 3-22 shows where the survey respondents started their trips in Sussex County. The figure
represents a total of all trips on all of the survey routes: NJ-15, NJ-23, and US-206. An additional
4% of respondents began their trips in each of New York and Pennsylvania. Also, less than 1%
of survey respondents started their trips along the study corridor routes in other New Jersey
counties.
Figure 3-32: Percent of Total Trips by Sussex Municipality of Origin
Figures 3-33 – 3-35 show the percentage of trips taken by county of origin for each of the
surveyed routes.
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Figure 3-33: Percent of NJ-15 Trips by County of Origin
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Figure 3-34: Percent of NJ-23 Trips by County of Origin
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Figure 3-35: Percent of US-206 Trips by County of Origin
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Table 3-22 lists the top ten trip origins by Sussex County municipality.
Table 3-22: Distribution of Top Ten Trip Origins by Sussex County Municipality for All Surveyed Routes
All Routes
Rank
Municipality
County
State
6-9 AM
Percent of
Trips
All Trips
1
Sparta
Sussex
NJ
2,544
15.6%
2
Vernon
Sussex
NJ
2,149
13.2%
3
Byram
Sussex
NJ
1,486
9.1%
4
Hardyston
Sussex
NJ
1,045
6.4%
5
Andover
Sussex
NJ
1,026
6.3%
6
Wantage
Sussex
NJ
1,002
6.2%
7
Newton
Sussex
NJ
1,002
6.2%
8
Hamburg
Sussex
NJ
918
5.6%
9
Franklin
Sussex
NJ
714
4.4%
10
Lafayette
Sussex
NJ
501
3.1%
12,387
76.2%
Total
Total of All Trips
16,256
Figure 3-36 describes the municipalities of origin for each individual surveyed route.
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Figure 3-36: Percent Trips on NJ-23, NJ-15 and US-206 by Sussex Municipality of Origin
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Destination of Trips
As with the question of trip origin, respondents were given several options to describe their
destination. Please note that destinations with park & ride lots may be over counted, and
destinations served by transit may be undercounted, due to some respondents using the park &
ride location as their destination; however, since multi-mode trips accounted for only 2 to 3
percent of total trips, such inaccuracies are expected to be minor. The following general
observations were made about the destinations of the survey respondents:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Approximately 98 percent of all trips are destined to stay in New Jersey, with about 1
percent variation for individual routes.
Approximately two-thirds of all trips on Routes 206 and 15 are destined for Morris
County; 60 percent of Route 23 trips split evenly between Morris and Passaic Counties.
Approximately 2 percent of all trips are destined for New York City, with Route 23 trips
at 2.5 percent.
With a range of 40 to 55 percent of trips heading for a top ten destination, destinations are
much more dispersed than origins; at about 40 percent, trips on Route 23 indicate the
most dispersion.
The largest single destination, Parsippany, is the destination for 9.5 percent of all trips;
with over 17 percent of Route 206 trips destined for it, Mount Olive is the largest single
destination among individual routes.
Wayne, in Passaic County, and Fairfield, in Essex County, are the only non-Morris
County destinations in the overall top-ten, at just over 3.5 and 2.5 percent, respectively;
at just over 1.5 percent -- 286 trips – Newark is ranked 15th as a destination.
Table 3-23 describes the distribution of trip destinations for all surveyed trips by route.
Table 3-23: Origin/Destination Survey Distribution of Trip Destinations
Destination
US-206
Trips
%
Distribution of Trip Destinations
NJ-15
NJ-23
Trips
%
Trips
%
All Routes
Trips
%
Bergen
Essex
Hudson
Middlesex
Morris
Passaic
Somerset
Sussex
Union
Warren
Other NJ Counties
New Jersey Total
81
265
36
81
2,490
82
270
264
85
36
46
3,736
2.1%
7.0%
1.0%
2.1%
65.7%
2.2%
7.1%
7.0%
2.2%
1.0%
1.2%
98.6%
353
900
152
47
4,777
272
94
206
238
3
26
7,068
4.9%
12.4%
2.1%
0.6%
66.0%
3.8%
1.3%
2.8%
3.3%
0.0%
0.4%
97.7%
1,092
522
122
18
1,539
1,539
43
22
77
0
17
4,991
21.2%
10.1%
2.4%
0.3%
29.9%
29.9%
0.8%
0.4%
1.5%
0.0%
0.3%
96.9%
1,526
1,687
311
146
8,806
1,892
406
492
400
39
89
15,794
9.4%
10.4%
1.9%
0.9%
54.4%
11.7%
2.5%
3.0%
2.5%
0.2%
0.6%
97.6%
New York City
Other NY Counties
Pennsylvania
Other States
39
6
8
0
1.0%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0%
127
28
6
4
1.8%
0.4%
0.1%
0.1%
130
29
3
0
2.5%
0.6%
0.1%
0.0%
297
63
18
4
1.8%
0.4%
0.1%
0.0%
3,789
100.0%
7,233
100.0%
5,153
100.0%
16,176
100.0%
TOTAL *
* Usable responses only
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Figure 3-37 describes the destination of all trips on all surveyed routes by destination county.
Figure 3-37: Percent of Total Trips by Destination County
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Figures 3-38 shows all trips on NJ Route 15 by destination county. Figures 3-39 and 3-40 further
break NJ-15 trips down into destination municipalities in both Morris and Essex counties.
Figure 3-38: Percent of NJ-15 Trips by Destination County
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Figure 3-39: Percent of NJ-15 Trips to Morris County by Municipality
Figure 3-40: Percent of NJ-15 Trips to Essex County by Municipality
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Figure 3-41 describes the destination counties of all NJ Route 23 trips. Figures 3-42 – 3-44 show
in greater detail the municipality destinations of NJ-23 trips in Morris County, Passaic County,
and Bergen County.
Figure 3-41: Percent of NJ-23 Trips by Destination County
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Figure 3-42: Percent of NJ-23 Trips to Morris County by Municipality
Figure 3-43: Percent of NJ-23 Trips to Passaic County by Municipality
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Figure 3-44: Percent of NJ-23 Trips to Bergen County by Municipality
Finally, Figure 3-45 maps the destination counties for all US Route 206 trips. Figures 3-46
through 3-49 describe the destination municipalities of US-206 trips to Morris County, Somerset
County, Essex County, and Sussex County.
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Figure 3-45: Percent of US-206 Trips by Destination County
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Figure 3-46: Percent of US-206 Trips to Morris County by Municipality
Figure 3-47: Percent of US-206 Trips to Somerset County by Municipality
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Figure 3-48: Percent of US-206 Trips to Essex County by Municipality
Figure 3-49: Percent of US-206 Trips to Sussex County by Municipality
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Common Origin/Destination Pairs
After discussing the origins and destinations of all surveyed trips in detail, it is time to look at the
combination of the two results – origin/destination pairs. These pairs are very useful to public
transportation planning because they show the direction of people flow. Table 3-24 lists the
origins and destinations for all trips in matrix format.
Table 3-24: Origin/Destination Matrix for All Surveyed Routes
Destination
Sussex
Morris
Other NJ
NY
PA
Other
Total
Sussex
444
8,266
6,211
335
12
48
15,316
Morris
0
26
21
0
0
0
47
Other NJ
11
50
23
3
0
0
87
NY
6
50
39
0
0
0
95
PA
32
421
221
35
6
0
715
Other
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total
493
8,813
6,515
373
18
48
16,260
Origin
Table 3-25 lists the top ten most common origin/destination pairs.
Table 3-25: Distribution of Top Ten Origin/Destination Pairs for All Surveyed Routes
All Routes
Origin
Rank
Municipality
Destination
County
State
Municipality
County
State
6-9 AM
Percent of
Trips
All trips
1
Sparta
Sussex
NJ
Parsippany
Morris
NJ
335
2.1%
2
Sparta
Sussex
NJ
Rockaway
Morris
NJ
185
1.1%
3
Vernon
Sussex
NJ
Wayne
Passaic
NJ
180
1.1%
4
Sparta
Sussex
NJ
Morristown
Morris
NJ
173
1.1%
5
Byram
Sussex
NJ
Mount Olive
Morris
NJ
155
1.0%
6
Vernon
Sussex
NJ
Parsippany
Morris
NJ
154
0.9%
7
Andover
Sussex
NJ
Parsippany
Morris
NJ
123
0.8%
8
Newton
Sussex
NJ
Parsippany
Morris
NJ
119
0.7%
9
Newton
Sussex
NJ
Mount Olive
Morris
NJ
106
0.7%
10
Hamburg
Sussex
NJ
Wayne
Passaic
NJ
104
0.6%
1,633
10.1%
Total
Total of All Trips – 16,215
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The following general observations are indicative of the scattered nature of the origin/destination
pairs:
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•
•
•
•
The top ten overall origin-destination pairs account for only about 10 percent of all trips.
For Route 206, the top ten pairs account for almost 23 percent, while top ten pairs
account for roughly 17 to 18 percent of Routes 15 and 23 trips.
Sparta to Parsippany has the largest number of trips for a single O-D pair at 335 – just
over 2 percent of all trips.
On individual routes, Sparta to Parsippany accounts for about 4.5 percent of Route 15
trips, Byram to Mount Olive accounts for just over 4 percent of Route 206 trips, and
Vernon to Wayne accounts for about 3.5 percent of Route 23 trips.
Vernon to Manhattan, at just over 1 percent of Route 23 trips, is the only top-ten O-D
pair with a non-New Jersey destination.
The largest and second largest destination districts, Central and Northwest Morris
County, each have almost twice the trips as the third largest, Passaic County.
Figures 3-50 – 3-52 describe the ten most common origin/destination municipality pairs for trips
on routes 15, 23, and 206.
Figure 3-50: Ten Most Common Origin/Destination Municipality Pairs for NJ-15 Trips
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Figure 3-51: Ten Most Common Origin/Destination Municipality Pairs for NJ-23 Trips
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Figure 3-52: Ten Most Common Origin/Destination Municipality Pairs for US-206 Trips
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