Issue: 10                                      Government Services                           December 2014


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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!



Happy Holidays from Cross County Connection! See you in 2015!



Article Authored by Cross County Connection Staff Published in Southern New Jersey Development Council Publication

Cross County Connection staff members co-authored an article about Complete Streets and the benefits of becoming a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community in the Fall 2014 issue of the Southern New Jersey Development Council's The Chronicle. Click here to read the article in the special transportation edition of the publication, which also features articles from partners such as the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).



Hammonton Recognized by League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists awarded Hammonton an honorable mention in the Fall 2014 Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Designations. Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFCs) are communities that provide safe accommodations for bicycling and encourage people to bike for transportation and recreation. Communities that achieve high standards in the 5 E's (engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation/planning) may be eligible to achieve recognition through this program.

Hammonton adopted a Complete Streets policy in November, 2013, and the town continues to enhance conditions for both bicyclists and pedestrians. The historic municipality has a walkable downtown business district and features several bicycle routes throughout the community. Sidewalks were also recently installed on a car-oriented section of the town near the intersection of the White Horse Pike and Routes 54 and 206. Hammonton also boasts transit access to Atlantic City and Philadelphia on NJ TRANSIT's Atlantic City Rail Line and provides bicycle parking at the station, as pictured above. Additionally, the Hammonton School District has participated in Safe Routes to School (SRTS) education and encouragement programming with Cross County Connection's assistance. Hammonton even obtained a First Step Certificate of Recognition for their SRTS program in Spring 2014.

Cross County Connection congratulates Hammonton on their achievement and looks forward to continuing to work with the community.



NJDOT's Complete Streets Workshops

In December, NJDOT partnered with the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers and Parsons Brinckerhoff to host two Complete Streets Planning and Design Workshops in South Jersey (Atlantic City and Cherry Hill). Both events had a great turnout, and representatives from municipalities and counties throughout the region attended to learn more about Complete Streets.

The sessions covered the basic principles and benefits of Complete Streets and provided guidance about drafting and implementing a Complete Streets policy. Liability and infrastructure design was also discussed. The workshops also featured an interactive component in which attendees could vote on whether a roadway was complete or incomplete, and facilitators organized breakout sessions to encourage participants to consider the roles and interests of different stakeholder groups when redesigning a roadway.

NJDOT will host more Complete Streets Workshops in the coming months that address planning and design, as well as implementation. Stay tuned for more information about these events, and in the meantime, please contact Cross County Connection if you would like to learn more about getting started with Complete Streets in your community.



South Jersey News Flash

Lawmakers seek roadmap to fund transportation
November 25, 2014 | Courier-Post

With N.J. red light cameras about to go dark, fight to restart them begins in Newark
December 2, 2014 |

How N.J. gas tax works (and how it would rise) explained in 9 clicks
December 4, 2014 |

AC Expressway toughens effort to catch toll cheaters
December 4, 2014 | Press of Atlantic City

Vineland invites public to learn about Landis Avenue resurfacing project
December 7, 2014 | South Jersey Times

Port authority in new push to reopen PATCO's 'ghost station'
December 11, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer


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. 



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