RideWise was founded in 1990 by a coalition of business leaders, public officials and non-profit executives. The agency’s mission is to advocate for, and provide safe, and sustainable travel solutions that improve mobility for individuals living and working in Somerset County, New Jersey.
The agency is an independent, 501(c)3 organization that is funded through contracts from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ TRANSIT, and the United Way of Northern New Jersey. RideWise also raises funds through contributions and donations in order to provide programs and services that are not funded by these existing contracts.
RideWise is not a governmental agency or part of Somerset County government. The agency shares office space with the Somerset County Business Partnership at 360 Grove Street in Bridgewater, NJ.