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examples of Safe Routes to School work in South Jersey. We hope you
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a
federal, state and local effort to enable and encourage children in
grades K-8, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to
school. SRTS facilitates the planning, development and implementation
of projects that improve safety and air quality, as well as reduce
traffic congestion and fuel consumption around schools. There are 2
goals of Safe Routes to School:
1. Where it is safe to
walk or bike to and from school, get students to do so
2. Where it is not safe to bicycle or walk, make it safe through the
SRTS Infrastructure Grant Program
If your school district or community is interested in learning more
about SRTS, contact Cross County
Connection TMA at (856)596-8228.
Safe Routes to School and
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 .
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, click here.
a One-on-One Federal Grant
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.
staff and MPO representatives will be in attendance. While these
meetings are not mandatory, they are recommended to help build a
strong grant application.
NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development District Office to schedule
a meeting today! For more information, contact NJDOT by visiting
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!
2018 Recipients of the NJ
Routes to School Recognition Program
and NJ SRTS Resource Center recently announced the recipients of the
2018 NJ SRTS Recognition Program! The winning schools and
municipalities are recognized for their commitment to enabling and
encouraging children to walk and bike to school.
addition of these new schools and after school programs, there are
now over 50 recognition program participants in southern New Jersey.
Congratulations and thank you all for making walking and bicycling to
school a priority in your community. Keep up the great work!
Find out how
your school, municipality or after school program can qualify for the
NJ SRTS Recognition Program at the First Step, Bronze, Silver or Gold
level. The Recognition Program winners can also receive points
towards the Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools
questions about the NJ SRTS Recognition Program?
assistance? Give Cross County Connection a call at 856-596-8228.
SRTS ARTICLES AND NEWS SECTION
EVENTS & WEBINARS
Safe Routes to School
Engaging Students with
Disabilities in Safe Routes to School
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at
Equity is a core principal
of Safe Routes to School. How do we best ensure all types of walkers,
riders and rollers are provided access through Safe Routes to School?
Please join us as we discuss language, policy and practice that
engage students of all ability levels in your program.
Sustainable Jersey and
Sustainable Jersey for Schools
2018 New Jersey
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.Click
Here To Register