Welcome to Cross County
Connection's Newsletter for Municipal and County Leaders! These
newsletters will 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!
Camden County Bikeways Inventory Published
early 2014, Cross County Connection updated the Camden County Bikeways
Inventory. This process involved surveying all 37
municipalities in the county regarding their existing and proposed
bicycle infrastructure. The findings from the process function as a
snapshot of bicycle planning and implementation in Camden County in
early 2014, and will assist communities throughout the region with
identifying network gaps and coordinating local bicycle planning efforts.
The Camden County Bikeways
Inventory is part of a larger on-going regional project.
Every year, Cross County Connection TMA updates bicycle
infrastructure data for a county in its service area, which includes
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and
Salem counties. This initiative is funded by the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) and the North Jersey Transportation Planning
Authority (NJTPA). The Camden
County Bikeways Inventory was last updated in 2009. Since
then, the county has witnessed an increase in the total number of
existing and proposed bikeways as well as network mileage. Sixteen
new bicycle facilities, totaling to 4.96 miles, were constructed
during the past five years and numerous bikeways have been proposed
both by municipalities and the county.
examines existing conditions and bikeway connections to transit,
discusses existing bicycle-supportive programs and policies in the
county, outlines implementation tools and funding opportunities, and
provides a model to identify high-priority proposed bikeways.
Communities throughout Camden County are encouraged to use the
inventory as a resource when planning and implementing bikeways and
identifying projects that may be suitable candidates for funding.
Click here to
download a copy of the report. If you have a question regarding the Camden County Bikeways
Inventory, please contact our Transportation Specialist,
Matthew Bodnar, at (856) 596-8228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government Services Brochures Available
County Connection recently developed five brochures to highlight and
promote our services and programs. These brochures include:
Click the links
above to download the brochures, or contact us at (856) 596-8228 to
request hard copies. Distributing these brochures to municipal staff
and elected officials, green team or environmental commission
members, and school administration is a great way to start a
conversation about pursuing sustainable transportation initiatives
with the assistance of Cross County Connection.
In case you want
to refer back to an article, or accidentally deleted a previous
edition of Cross County Connection's government services newsletter,
past issues can now be accessed here.
Christie Administration Announces Nine Local
Aid Infrastructure Fund Grants
July 15, the Christie Administration announced nine grants totaling
$2.4 million through the New Jersey Department of Transportation's
(NJDOT) Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) program. The grants
advance safety, drainage, and pavement reconstruction projects in
municipalities throughout New Jersey.
apply for LAIF grants on an as-needed basis throughout the year.
NJDOT awards grants periodically based on the availability of funding
and the strength of the application. Three other LAIF grants totaling
$700,000 were awarded in March and seven others totaling $1.9 million
were announced in November, 2013. Three of nine recipients from the
July round of funding are located in Cross County Connection's
service area. Grants were awarded for the following projects:
- $100,000 to Gloucester County
for pedestrian improvements at various intersections
- $65,500 to Somerdale Borough
in Camden County for emergency storm drain repairs on Kennedy
- $230,000 to Woodbine Borough
in Cape May County for roadway drainage work on Heilprin
LAIF grants are
among about a dozen Local Aid grant programs administered by NJDOT
that utilize state or federal funds to provide direct support to
municipalities and counties. For more information about NJDOT's local
aid programs, click here.
County Connection's Mission: To improve the
quality of life in southern New Jersey through transportation
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.
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.