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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!
Announces Funding Opportunity for Trails in Burlington, Camden and
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has funding
available for bicycle and pedestrian trails in Burlington, Camden and
Gloucester Counties through their Recreational Trails program.
Eligible activities include planning and feasibility studies, trail
design and trail construction. DVRPC will also allow for funds to
cover right-of-way acquisition on a case by case basis. Local
governments, state agencies, development corporations and nonprofit
organizations are eligible to apply.
to $3 million in funding is available. Individual
can seek up to $500,000. Priority will be given to trailprojects
identified as, or connected to, Circuit Trails. The Circuit Trails
are a network of off-road bicycle and pedestrian pathways that will
connect the entire Philadelphia region. To see where Circuit Trails
are located, visit www.dvrpc.org/webmaps/thecircuit.
Trails that are not part of the Circuit will also be considered. For
more information visit DVRPC’s Regional Trails Program website.
application deadline is December 14, 2018. Applicants are invited to
contact Chris Linn at DVRPC by email
or by phone at 215-238-2873 with questions.
you would like to provide additional support for Circuit Trails in New Jersey,
municipalities and counties are encouraged to sign a resolution in
support of constructing Circuit Trails. You can find a resolution
template here. You do not need to have a Circuit
Trail in your community in order to pass a resolution.
Seeking Grant Applications
Jersey Department of Transportation on Friday announced the
opening of the grant solicitation period for fiscal year 2019 to
repair bridges. Applications will be accepted through January 11th.
county receives $1 million and the additional funding is allotted
based on a formula taking into account the total bridge deck area in
the county, and how much of that deck area is determined to be in poor
condition, according to NJDOT. The grants are administered by the NJDOT Divisions of Local Aid and Economic
Releases Pedestrian Safety Toolbox
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released
an issue brief on the effectiveness of different strategies for
reducing the incidence of pedestrian-involved crashes. The Toolbox of Pedestrian Countermeasures and
Their Potential Effectiveness estimates the expected crash
reduction effects of specific countermeasures. Planners, traffic
engineers, and other transportation professionals can use the toolbox
to estimate the number of crashes that may be prevented by
implementing specific countermeasures.
Saving Lives has formed a partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft,
which will provide residents free rides home from 17 bars and
restaurants in Medford and Medford Lakes from the hours of 7 p.m. to
2 a.m. The program is modeled after Evesham and Voorhees Township’s
Saving Lives program.
in Pennsylvania and New Jersey said police were there to ensure the
safety of construction workers. Drivers are more likely to comply
with the law when police are present. While laws in both states
require police at some sites, authorities can use flaggers on other
projects, such as those with lower speed limits and less traffic.
N.C. is emailing commuters personalized maps of bike, bus and walking
routes to work and giving away cash prizes to bus riders in an effort
to discourage solo driving. Partnering with several large employers,
Durham tested two such strategies on more than 1,500 downtown workers
over a period of six months earlier this year. The goal was fairly
modest: to cut down single-person vehicle trips into the city’s core
by 5 percent.
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.