Issue: 06                                   Local Government Services                         July  2018  









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!

The NJ Transportation Infrastructure Bank Is Open For Business


On June 8, the Murphy Administration announced that the New Jersey Transportation Infrastructure Bank is now offering low interest loans to municipalities and counties to reduce the overall cost of local transportation projects.


Modeled after the successful NJ Water Bank (formerly, the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program) and the NJDOT’s Local Aid Program, the Transportation Bank was established as part of the Transportation Trust Fund renewal to provide low interest loans for local transportation projects. To get started, NJDOT’s Local Aid Infrastructure Fund is providing the NJTIB with $22.6 million generated from the gas tax increase. Interest rates in fiscal year 2019 are anticipated to be between 1.5% and 1.75% for terms of up to 31 years.


CLICK HERE for press release. 


Loan applications and detailed information are available at

New Jersey Sustainable State Of

The State Report Released


Sustainable Jersey released its annual The 2018 New Jersey Sustainable State of the State

Report at its annual Summit on June 21, 2018.  The annual Summary Report and accompanying Technical Report describes the 57 goals that define a vision of sustainability for NJ.  Statewide progress for each goal is reported.  Indicators of Progress are described for each goal including Transportation, Air Quality, Housing, and Health among others.  Click Here to download the report  to see what progress has been made, the challenges we face and the local actions your community can take to lead the way towards a sustainable New Jersey.


Missed the Sustainable Jersey Summit? 

Click Here to view the Plenary and Breakout Sessions presentations.

Webinars and Other News


Webinar:  Opportunities for Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns

America Walks Webinar

June 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM


America Walks will host a webinar to discuss walkability in rural communities. America Walks believes that all communities of all shapes and sizes have the potential to be walkable communities. We have seen inspiring work being done across the US to promote physical activity and improve walkability in small towns and rural communities. This webinar will explore some of that work and the trends of walkability in rural communities. Click Here

Funding Opportunities


Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides

& Safe Routes To School Grant Applications
Due:  August 23, 2018


CLICK HERE for Transportation Alternatives Program grant information and application


CLICK HERE for SRTS grant information and application

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.