Issue: 06                                   Local Government Services                         June  2018  

 

Local Government Services

Cross County Connection

Ronda Urkowitz

Program Director

(856) 596-8228
 urkowitz@driveless.com



Resources

 

 

Publications

Air Quality

Safety

Resources



  Bicycle and Pedestrian Services

    Complete Streets

Services


GIS Mapping

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 Safe Routes to School

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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!

Safe Routes to School

& Transportation Alternatives (TA)

Set-Aside Grants Announced by NJDOT

 

Grant Applications are due August 23, 2018

 

 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grants: may be used for infrastructure projects that encourage and enable students from grades K-8 to safely walk within 2 miles of the school. For more information on SRTS grants, click here

 

TA Set-Aside grants: support community-based, non-traditional projects (both land and water) that expand transportation choice, strengthen the economy, improve quality of life and protect the environment. For more information, visit click here 

Schedule a One-on-One Federal Grant Application Meeting, Today!

 

Do you know which grant you want to apply for and have an idea of the project but do not know where to begin? The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Division of Local Aid and Economic Development is offering 45-minute sessions with representatives from local Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to assist in the federal grant application process. The goal of these one-on-one meetings is to help municipalities and schools create strong applications for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside grant programs.

 

Meetings will be held from June 11 to June 29, 2018. NJDOT district staff and MPO representatives will be in attendance. While these meetings are not mandatory, they are recommended to help build a strong grant application. Contact your NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development District Office to schedule a meeting today! For more information, contact NJDOT by visiting click here

 

Have questions? Cross County Connection is here to help! Contact us at 856-596-8228 or email your local Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Latifah Sunkett, at Sunkett@driveless.com. We look forward to assisting you!

 

NJDOT Transit Village Program

 

NJDOT has announced $1 million in Transit Village grants. The Transit Village program is a multi-agency smart growth initiative, in which municipalities that have transit facilities within their borders can seek to be designated as a Transit Village by developing plans for dense, mixed-use redevelopment that includes housing near their transit facility. The initiative creates incentives to revitalize areas around transit stations to create attractive, vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods where people can live, shop, work and play without relying on automobiles. There is no deadline for submission. More details can be found at click here

UPCOMING EVENTS & WEBINARS

 

2018 New Jersey Sustainability Summit

June 21, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The College of New Jersey 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing Township, NJ 08628

 

Every year Sustainable Jersey brings a unique mix of public, private, state and local partners together to support communities in achieving remarkable progress.  Last year, over 300 people attended the 2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit to find ways that we can all work together to build local capacity for change and have a collective impact. To register click here

 

 

Sustainable Jersey: Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

Informational Webinar

June 20, 2018  - 1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM

Free Technical Assistance to Implement Complete Streets

 

Sustainable Jersey, the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and Together North Jersey are pleased to announce the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program. The program will support municipal government efforts to implement complete streets in nine municipalities. Selected participants will receive free direct technical assistance to complete a specific task related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. This informational webinar will review the details of the program including the types of technical assistance available and online application process. To register

 

Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable

Jersey for Schools

2018 New Jersey Sustainability Summit

June 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm

 

Every year Sustainable Jersey brings a unique mix of public, private, state and local partners together to support communities in achieving remarkable progress.  Last year, over 300 people attended the 2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit to find ways that we can all work together to build local capacity for change and have a collective impact. To register Click Here


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.