Issue: 10                                        Local Government Services                    October  2019 


Cross County



Ronda R. Urkowitz,


Executive Director

(856) 596-8228



Patrick C. Farley, AICP, PP

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!

October Government Services Newsletter 

Congratulations to the Complete Streets Excellence and Champion Awardees!

Two organizations working in South Jersey and one project impacting the region received awards at NJDOT’s 2019 Complete Streets Summit in September.


The Circuit Trails Coalition received a Complete Streets Excellence Award for its efforts to construct a trail network for the Philadelphia region. The Circuit is a bold regional initiative, promising the Philadelphia metropolitan area a trail network that would total 800 miles and connect 11 counties in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Cross County Connection is a proud member of the Circuit Trails Coalition.


The Delaware River Port Authority’s (DRPA) recently constructed Ben Franklin Bridge South Walkway Bicycle and Pedestrian Ramp, a Circuit Trail project, also received an Excellence Award. With the completion of this ramp, the bridge becomes an integral off-road connection, providing a fully ADA compliant multi-modal connection for visitors and commuters alike.

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia received a Complete Streets Champion award at the Summit. Their efforts and leadership have influenced the completion of many bicycle and pedestrian improvements in South Jersey. The Coalition played a crucial role in both the continued development of the Circuit Trails and the construction of the Ben Franklin Bridge South Walkway.

Congratulations to all the winners in South Jersey!  

Funding Opportunities

FY 2020 County Aid Grant 

Applications are Due November 30, 2019

The Division of Local aid is accepting applications for the County Aid program through November 30, 2019. Each year, $150 million is appropriated for the County Aid Program.

To apply for this program, counties must develop an Annual Transportation Program (ATP) approved by its respective governing body. Eligible projects include:

  • Improvement of public roads
  • Bridge improvements 
  • Public transit and other transportation projects

County Aid can also be used to fund bicycle and pedestrian improvements, including striping new bike lanes or high visibility crosswalks as part of road resurfacing projects. For more information on the County Aid grant program, please click here

Workshops and Webinars

Attend the Complete Streets Workshop in 

Ocean City on Thursday, October 31st!

SJTPO, in Partnership with WSP and NJDOT, will host a workshop on how to implement Complete Streets in local communities on Thursday, October 31st. The workshop will include a walk to see some of the great work that has been done in Ocean City. PDH and AICP CM credits will be available for professional staff. To RSVP or ask any questions, please contact Charlie Romanow at (609) 450-1680 or by email at

When: Thursday, October 31st
Where: Ocean City Free Public Library, Lecture Room,
1735 Simpson Ave.
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Transportation News and Notes

Construction is underway for a Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail in Burlington County’s Crystal Lake Park 


The trail is part of the larger Delaware River Heritage Trail in Burlington County. The new portion of the Heritage Trail will be 5.5 miles and connect an existing section of the trail in Fieldsboro to the Roebling Museum in Florence. 


Click here to read full article


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.