Issue: 12                                   Local Government Services                December  2018  


Cross County Connection


Ronda R. Urkowitz

Program Director

(856) 596-8228 


Cross County Connection Services:


 Bicycle & Pedestrian Services


Complete Streets






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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!

Want to Learn How to Create a Shuttle Service? 
Join Cross County Connection at the Together North Jersey Institute’s Free Workshop


The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), through the Together North Jersey Institute and with the assistance of Cross County Connection, EZ Ride and Greater Mercer TMA has organized a workshop about planning for shuttle services. This free workshop is open to all local governments and organizations throughout New Jersey.


“Shuttle services are a versatile means to address many transportation challenges around the region. This workshop will help you determine whether a shuttle could help address your transportation needs, and how best to package a proposal for a new service. We will address the key factors that determine the success of a shuttle service: market, route, schedule and frequency, operator, vehicles, regulatory requirements, fares, and funding sources.”

When: Friday, January 11, 2019 (Snow Date: January 21)

8:30 am to 12:30 pm


Where: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) One Newark Center,

17th Floor Newark, NJ 07102

  • 8:30 to 9:00 am -  Registration
  • 9:00 to 9:10 am - Welcome Zenobia Fields, NJTPA
  •  9:10 to 10:00 am - Planning A Successful Shuttle Service- (Determining Rider Market, Service  Design, Vehicle Options, Operator Alternatives, Costs) Steve Fittante, Loredo Policy Research Group
  • 10:00 to 10:15 am - Potential Funding SourcesKrishna Murthy, EZ Ride
  •  10:15-10:30 am - Funding & Regulatory                Considerations Anna Magri, NJ TRANSIT
  •  10:30 to 10:45 am - Break
  • 10:45 to 11:45 am - Examples of Successful Shuttle Services
  • Harmon Meadow - Krishna Murthy, EZ Ride
  • Essex County Night Owl and Livingston Express- Mike Vieira, Essex County
  • ZLine and FreeB – Cheryl Kastrenakes, GMTMA
  • Atlantic and Gloucester County Community Shuttles Ronda R. Urkowitz, Cross County Connection
  • 11:45 to 12:30 pm - Panel discussion with speakers Moderator: Peter Bilton, NJTPA


Workshop is free, however registration is required.   


Approved for 3 AICP CM credits.


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.