Issue: 08                                     Local Government Services                       August 2019 

Cross County



Ronda R. Urkowitz,


Executive Director

(856) 596-8228  



Patrick C. Farley,


Program Director


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!


NJDOT Releases Complete

Streets Model Policy Guide

The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently released Complete & Green Streets for All: Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide to help New Jersey municipalities adopt, update and implement their own Complete Streets policies. This new guidance reflects current best practices in Complete Streets policy development and implementation.


The model policy focuses on prioritizing health, equity and fairness in transportation spending and site selection. The guide also encourages the implementation of Green Streets and green stormwater infrastructure as part of Complete Streets projects. Municipalities that currently have Complete Streets policies are advised to incorporate these new elements into their existing policies and practices, especially those registered in the Sustainable Jersey program. The model policy will inform new requirements in Sustainable Jersey’s Complete Streets action that will go into effect sometime next year.


Complete & Green Streets for All was developed in collaboration with government and nonprofit partners including Tri-State Transportation Campaign, New Jersey Future, Sustainable Jersey, regional Transportation Management Associations, including Cross County Connection, and others.


If you are interested in adopting or updating a Complete Streets policy, contact Patrick Farley, Cross County Connection’s Program Director, by email or phone at (856) 596-8228.We can guide you through the process and ensure you have a policy that fits your community’s needs.

Registration will be opening on August 12th for the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit hosted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. The biennial summit will bring together planners, engineers, public officials and health professionals involved in shaping communities throughout New Jersey.


Be sure to register soon, as this event does run out of available seats! Do not miss an opportunity to learn how you can make your community more inclusive, vibrant and healthier through accommodating road users of all ages and abilities! AICP and PE credits will be available for attendance. Visit for more information.


Date and Time: September 24, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (lunch provided)

Location: Rutgers University College Avenue Student Center – 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Grants Will Help Communities

Advance Downtown & Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts


The Governor’s Office announced the award of $2.5 million in Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) grants to 20 municipalities in New Jersey and of nearly $350,000 in Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) grants to 17 Main Street district organizations throughout the state. The grants from both programs will help improve the quality of life for New Jersey residents by assisting communities with their downtown and neighborhood revitalization efforts.


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.