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Issue: 30                                       Government Services                                     June 2017

 


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Welcome to Cross County Connection's Newsletter for Municipal and County Leaders! These newsletters provide updates on recent transportation-related projects and accomplishments, regional transportation news, and major construction activity in southern New Jersey. Feel free to share with your staff, residents and local businesses. We hope you enjoy!

 

 

Route 130 Corridor Safety Campaign Kicks Off in Burlington County 

Pictured left to right: CCCTMA Marketing Director Joseph Wilson, State Senator Diane Allen, Burlington County Undersheriff Bryan Norcross

Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association (TMA) kicked-off a Street Smart NJ campaign along the Route 130 corridor in Burlington County near Burlington City High School.

Working in conjunction with the Burlington County Sheriff's Department, with support from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety and funding from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, this pedestrian safety campaign aims to specifically focus on the Route 130 corridor in Burlington City, Delran, and Cinnaminson. This stretch of highway has been called the most dangerous road in the state for pedestrians and the New Jersey Department of Transportation recently implemented pedestrian safety improvements along this stretch of the corridor in Burlington City. The Street Smart campaign will continue through the end of June.

Pictured left to right: Burlington City High School Principal Jim Flynn, CCCTMA Marketing Director Joseph Wilson, and CCCTMA Marketing Outreach Specialist Michele Geiger 

The event featured remarks from state Sen. Diane Allen, Burlington County Undersheriff Bryan Norcross and Cross County Connection staff. Students held a pep rally in support of the pedestrian safety campaign outside the high school.

Street Smart NJ is a public education, awareness and behavioral change pedestrian safety campaign piloted in 2013 and 2014 by five New Jersey municipalities. Since its inception, more than 40 communities have participated in Street Smart NJ in some way. The campaign uses outdoor, transit and online advertising, along with grassroots public awareness efforts and law enforcement to address pedestrian safety.

Street Smart NJ emphasizes educating drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists through mass media, as well as targeted enforcement. It complements, but doesn't replace, other state and local efforts to build safer streets and sidewalks, enforce laws and train better roadway users. The campaign's slogan is "Check your vital signs" and visually couples street signs with a heart rate monitor to remind motorists and pedestrians that lives are on the line.

 

 

NJDOT Complete Streets Design Guide

The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. This Guide provides a concise but thorough reference for designing streets to meet multimodal and community needs. 

 

This Complete Streets toolbox draws on best practices from a variety of national design standards and guidelines (e.g., FHWA, AASHTO, NACTO, etc). The toolbox emphasizes the role of context and flexibility during the design process, and describes the benefits and applications of numerous design options. Example street typologies illustrate how different treatments can be applied to different contexts throughout New Jersey to create a more Complete Street. The different treatments will allow planners and engineers to bring Complete Streets to dense urban municipalities, shore communities, traditional suburbs, and rural communities.

 

Click here to view the 2017 State of New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide. 

 

 

2017 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Recipients! 

On May 19, 2017, Sustainable Jersey announced thirty-one New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey small grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and twenty $2000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects. Grant recipients in southern New Jersey include:

Recipients of $20,000 Sustainable Jersey Project Grants

  • Margate City - Atlantic County

Recipients of $10,000 Sustainable Jersey Project Grants

  • Linwood City - Atlantic County
  • Bellmawr Borough - Camden County

Recipients of $2000 Sustainable Jersey Project Grants

  • Egg Harbor City - Atlantic County
  • Delanco Township - Burlington County
  • Runnemede Borough - Camden County
  • Waterford Township - Camden County
  • Cape May Point Borough - Cape May County
  • Commercial Township - Cumberland County
  • Washington Township - Gloucester County

Congratulations to all of the Sustainable Jersey Grant recipients! Click here to view the complete list of recipients. 

 

 

NHTSA Releases Annual Traffic Safety Facts for Bicyclists 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released the national fatalities and estimated injuries for bicyclists involved in traffic related crashes with motorized vehicles on U.S. public roadways in 2015 (the latest data). Findings show 818 bicyclists were killed in the U.S., an increase from 729 in 2014, and accounted for 2.3 percent of all traffic fatalities during the year. An additional estimated 45,000 bicyclists were injured in 2015, which was not a significant change from the previous year.

This 2015 fact sheet provides pedacyclist information on:

  • Environmental Characteristics
  • Time of Day and Day of Week
  • Age and Gender
  • Alcohol Involvement
  • Vehicle Type and Impact Point
  • Fatalities by State
  • Fatalities by  City
  • Important Safety Reminders

Click here  to review the full fact sheet.

 

 

Upcoming Webinars & Events

Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

 

 

South Jersey News Flash

Community Shuttle Marks 2 Years with Week of Free Rides
NJ.com | May 23, 2017

Legislation to Reduce Speed Limit On Route 130 Advances from Assembly Committee
Burlington County Times | May 18, 2017

Burlington County Kicks Off Education, Enforcement Campaign On Rt. 130
Burlington County Times | May 17, 2017

PATCO Plans Project to Update Elevators 
NBC 10 Philadelphia | May 4, 2017

 

 

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.