Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will soon be able to enjoy safer, more mobility friendly streets thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado and signed into law yesterday by Governor Murphy.
“I’m glad the Governor signed this bill into law. These new requirements for our transportation agencies have the potential to change the lives of people with disabilities who have difficulty navigating our current public transit system,” said Corrado (R-40). “This legislation will make sure that anytime new public infrastructure projects are proposed we will put the mobility needs of disabled New Jerseyans front and center. All New Jersey residents, especially those with disabilities, should feel safe and confident when using public transit in this state.”
Under Corrado’s legislation, S-146, all contracts approved by the New Jersey Transportation Research Bureau must consider the mobility needs of individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
The new law will ensure that the mobility and transportation needs of New Jersey residents are considered when research is being conducted under contract with the Research Bureau. This would enforce the consideration of mobility questions during the early stages of planning transit projects.