Issue: 04                                  Local Government Services                            April  2019 


Cross County Connection



Patrick C. Farley

Program Director

(856) 596-8228 



Cross County Connection Services:


 Bicycle & Pedestrian Services


Complete Streets






Air Quality









































Welcome to Cross County Connection's Newsletter for Municipal and County Leaders! These newsletters provide information on  transportation-related activities, projects, funding opportunities, events and accomplishments in southern New Jersey. Feel free to share with your staff, residents and local businesses. We hope you enjoy!

Main Street New Jersey is a comprehensive revitalization program that promotes the historic and economic redevelopment of traditional business districts in New Jersey. The Main Street New Jersey Program was established in 1989 to encourage and support the revitalization of downtowns throughout the state. Every two years the DCA accepts applications and designates selected communities to join the program. These communities receive valuable technical support and training to assist in restoring their Main Streets as centers of community and economic activity.


Interested in participating?  Register for one of the free regional workshops


More details can be found on the Department of Community Affairs website at

DVRPC’s Municipal Implementation Tools (MIT) Brochure Series


The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) produces series of brochures to assist municipalities with implementing the Greater Philadelphia region’s long

act as “how-to” guides on a range of planning topics impacting land use and transportation. The latest brochure addresses speeding and traffic safety.


Speeding contributes to approximately 1/3 of all traffic fatalities in the Unites States, which is roughly the same rate as drunk driving. In New Jersey, speeding was attributed to 22% of traffic fatalities between 2015 and 2016. Studies show that for every 5% increase of average speed, traffic fatalities rise 20%. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users when it comes to speeding. A pedestrian struck by a vehicle travelling at 23 MPH has a 90% survival rate. If they are struck by a vehicle travelling 58 MPH that survival rate drops to 10%.


Complete Streets is a way municipalities can address speeding traffic. Designing roads for slower speeds makes it safer for everyone. For more information on Complete Streets check out Cross County Connection’s website, and contact our office at (856) 596-8228.


For more information on DVRPC’s Municipal Implementation Brochures, including the latest publication addressing speeding, visit their MIT website.


Transportation News

The city will receive $130,000 to develop a bike route to connect the southern end of its existing bike path with a state-funded route over the new Garden State Parkway bridge into Cape May County.


The transit system’s new weekday schedules start Monday, April 15. The shift changes includes more-frequent service for early-morning riders. There won’t be any changes to PATCO’s “owl service,” which runs from midnight until 5 a.m.


NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett announced that the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) will resume full service on Friday, May 24th. The rail line has been suspended since September 4th 2018 for positive train control equipment to be installed.


Cross County Connection's Mission: To improve the quality of life in southern New Jersey through transportation solutions.


About Us: Cross County Connection, a nonprofit organization, partners with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ TRANSIT, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), member organizations and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, to provide solutions to complex transportation problems for counties, municipalities and employers in the southern New Jersey region encompassing Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

This Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association publication is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The U.S. Government and NJTPA assume no liability for the contents.