Issue: 06                                     Local Government Services                           June 2019 

Cross County

Connection

 

 

Patrick C. Farley

AICP, PP

Program Director

(856) 596-8228

 farley@driveless.com 

 

 

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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!

Congratulations to the 2018 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside and Safe Routes to School Grant Program Awardees

 

Cross County Connection would like to congratulate the

local communities awarded the latest round of Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA) and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Infrastructure grants. These grant recipients will now move forward with constructing projects that will positively impact the safety and mobility of South Jersey residents, school children and visitors who walk and bike.

 

NJDOT administers these federal grant programs in coordination with New Jersey’s regional Metropolitan

Planning Organizations, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO). TASA is a popular funding source for walking and biking infrastructure. SRTS funds infrastructure dedicated to improving the safety of children walking and biking to school.

 

For more information on these and other grant programs dedicated to walking and biking, contact Cross County Connection. We are here to help your community get these

very important projects constructed!

2018 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Grant

Awardees - Cross County Connection Region

2018 Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant

Awardees - Cross County Connnection Region

New Jersey Transportation Infrastructure Bank is Open!

 

The New Jersey Transportation Infrastructure Bank (NJTIB) is a joint program between the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank. It is designed to help the state fix its aging infrastructure, improve pedestrian safety and advance the movement of passengers and goods. Transportation Bank loans are between 0% and 50% of the market rate or an effective rate of between 1.25% and 1.5%. The funds can be used for engineering, design, construction and other project-related costs.

 

Camden County is launching the first highway project financed with NJTIB. The project is the rehabilitation of Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken for a total of $2.1 million. This uniquely structured financing system minimizes the cost of interest payments for local transportation improvements, and greatly increases the ability of local governments to make affordable investments in critical infrastructure projects.

 

More information can be found at the NJTIB website: https://www.njib.gov/njtib

NJDOT Creates the Local Aid

Resource Center to Assist with Grant Application & Administration

 

The state and federal grant process can be frustrating. Preparing an application can be time consuming and feel like a waste of resources when unsuccessful. If you are one of the few communities awarded a grant, the administration process can be even more daunting. Many towns have had grants awarded and then leave the money on the table because they do not have the capabilities to construct the project in a way that meets the grant requirements. NJDOT has opened the Local Aid Resource Center to help communities navigate these processes and successfully apply and administer infrastructure grants. 

The center is part of the NJDOT’s Commitment to Communities Initiative. This initiative was designed to ensure local governments were provided the necessary tools to successfully deliver transportation projects that improve the quality of life for all modes of transportation. Consultants from McCormick Taylor, Inc. will staff the Resource Center with AECOM assisting as needed.

 

For more information on NJDOT’s Local Aid Resource Center, visit www.njdotlocalaidrc.com or call (609) 649-9395.

Local Workshops

(ADA) in the Public Right-of-Way

This workshop is designed to assist local governments with an understanding of the requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance

 

Date: June 7, 2019 from 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Location: Runnemede Community Center - 2 Broadway, Runnemede, NJ 08078

 

 

Median and Pedestrian Crossing Islands in Urban and Suburban Areas, Reduced Left-Turn Conflict Intersections, and Walkways

The presentation will illustrate and provide guidance on the Federal Highway Administration’s recently expanded “Proven Safety Countermeasures.” The training will consist of an informational session as well as group exercises which demonstrate the implementation of the three safety countermeasures. There will three session to choose from.

 

Seats are very limited! Email NJDOT or call (609) 963-2225

to reserve your spot.

 

Dates: June 11, 12 or 13 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: NJDOT Multipurpose Room - 1035 Parkway Avenue Trenton, NJ 08625

 

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.