TMAs are Transportation Management Associations, which are nonprofit organizations created to assist in the federal government's efforts to reduce toxic auto emissions in the air we breathe. They do so by providing and supporting many programs for the public which reduce vehicle congestion on roads and highways. These programs provide additional benefits to employers and employees.
There are many TMAs working to reduce vehicle generated pollutants all throughout our country. In New Jersey, there are eight independently operated TMAs; each one servicing a specific region of the state. The Hudson Transportation Management Association (HTMA) serves residents and businesses in Hudson County, as well as commuters and recreational travelers whose destination is within Hudson County.
In addition to its support from the H.C.I.A., the TMA receives funds from the Federal Highway Administration through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority with additional funding from New Jersey Transit. To further its work in improving safety, the TMA receives a grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Also, to augment its efforts in encouraging walking and biking to school, the TMA receives funding through the New Jersey Safe Routes to School program via the New Jersey Department of Transportation.