Dunellen is Designated a Transit Village
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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and  Robert J. Seader at the designation ceremony held at the Dunellen Train Station.

On August 27, 2012, the Borough of Dunellen became New Jersey's 26th Transit Village.

A designated Transit Village is a municipality that has been recommended for designation by the inter agency Transit Village Task Force. These municipalities have demonstrated a commitment to revitalizing and redeveloping the area around their transit facilities into compact, mixed-use neighborhoods with a strong residential component.

A municipality can be designated a Transit Village only after much of the planning and background work has already been done on the municipal level. It may only be designated a Transit Village after the Transit Village Criteria have been met.
The area that makes up the Transit Village district is a half-mile radius around the transit station. In order to be designated a Transit Village, the municipality must document that there are multiple Transit Oriented Development Projects planned for the area within the district.

Designation provides a municipality with the following benefits:

  • State of New Jersey commitment to the municipality's vision for redevelopment.
  • Coordination among the state agencies that make up the Transit Village Task Force.
  • Priority funding from some state agencies.
  • Technical assistance from some state agencies and eligibility for grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Dunellen Transit Village Information:
The purpose of the Dunellen Downtown Management Organization is to improve the economy, appearance and image of our central business district through the organization of local citizens and resources.

Dunellen Downtown Management Organization Work Plan, click here

Dunellen Downtown Management Organization Agenda and Minutes:


For the official New Jersey Transit Village Initiative "Overview," from the web site of the NJ Department of Transportation, click here

For a link to Dunellen's very own 16 page brochure showcasing all the fine dining, recreation, and quality of life opportunities in our borough, click here.


To contact the Dunellen Downtown Management Organization: