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Humphreys Releases Parking Survey Results

Those surveyed said they want to see the existing parking permit fees to remain.

A survey of 110 commuters by a Township Committee candidate shows people want to maintain their current parking permit fees and most people use the train before 7:30 a.m.

Peter Humphreys, running for the committee as a New Democrat, released the survey results during a recent Township Committee meeting and subsequently sent them to the media via e-mail.

He distributed about 400 surveys during early May, and received 110 back, which is an approximate 28 percent return rate. The questions range in asking what part of town commuters live, what time they use the train, how many times per week they take the train and if they use the valet parking.

One question also asks how much money people would pay for a parking permit and were given the options of $600, $700 and "keep the existing service." Of those surveyed, 85 percent said they'd like to keep the existing service.

Additionally, 43 percent said they use the train before 7 a.m. and 38 percent said they use it between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Forty-nine percent said they never have used the valet service, 31 percent said they use it occasionally and 20 percent said they use it frequently.

The full release with the survey results is attached.

MarkDS June 04, 2010 at 09:49 AM
What a useless unscientific survey from a grandstanding wannabe. We better keep this individual off the Committee or he will be one of those people who try to dominate discussion with irrelevances and prevent anything from ever getting done.
Susan1 June 04, 2010 at 11:16 AM
Agreed. A useless survey that doesn't address the real issue: not enough parking for commuters and not enough for shoppers. Asking people if they'd pay more to park is like asking people if they want to pay higher taxes - no one will say yes. And the time people use the train is contingent on the NJ Transit schedule, which is subject to change.
J Doe June 04, 2010 at 12:55 PM
Again, agreed. Peter Humps would be a huge roadblock to the committee if he were elected. He has come out at various times in his comments for higher taxes, higher fees, worse road safety, less speeding enforcement, and personal attacks on committee members who's ideas he doesn't like. Please everyone, make our town a better place by saying no on election day to people like him, who want to use our town for their grandstanding.

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