South Jersey SRTS Program

Cross County Connection


Latifah Sunkett

SRTS Coordinator

(856) 596-8228  


SRTS Resources:


NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center


NJ Safe Routes Scoop Blog 


NJDOT Safe Routes to School



Communities can earn Sustainable Jersey and sustainable Jersey Schools certification points by participating in SRTS!

For more information about obtaining Sustainable Jersey points for creating

a SRTS program, contact Cross County Connection at

(856) 596-8228 or visit



















elcome to Cross County Connection's south Jersey Safe Routes to School Newsletter! These newsletters contain articles, news items, and examples of Safe Routes to School work in South Jersey. We hope you enjoy!

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 .


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, 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 We look forward to assisting you!


Congratulations! 2018 Recipients of the NJ

Safe Routes to School Recognition Program


The NJDOT 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.


With the 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 certification programs,

Have questions about the NJ SRTS Recognition Program?

Need assistance? Give Cross County Connection a call at 856-596-8228.





Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Engaging Students with Disabilities in Safe Routes to School

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm


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 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.Click Here To Register


Quote of The Month 

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”


-Steven Wright


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