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Issue: 18                                     Government Services                        November 2015

 


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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!

 

 

Save the Date: Complete Streets Implementation Workshop for South Jersey Municipalities - Hosted by Cross County Connection TMA

Date: January 20, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Rowan College at Gloucester County (formerly Gloucester County Community College)

1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

The event will take place in the Instructional Center - Room 430

 

So you've got a Complete Streets Policy, how are you turning it into results? Please join us for a FREE event where you will hear directly from South Jersey municipalities and counties on strategies that have worked in their communities. This event is being hosted by Cross County Connection TMA following the release of their latest publication, Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lesson Learned, which highlights the experiences of South Jersey's municipalities and counties in adopting and implementing their Complete Streets policies. 

 

Hear from South Jersey engineers, county and municipal staff and officials regarding their experiences with implementing their Complete Streets Policy. Sessions may include (agenda and speakers are being finalized):

  •        Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lessons Learned
  •        Routine Implementation and Partnerships
  •        Forward Thinking Planning and Engineering
  •        Securing Funding
  •        Measuring Success and Getting Recognized

Take this opportunity to speak one-on-one with your peers, exchange ideas, and learn from people who are getting results. A Complete Streets policy is only as good as its implementation plan. Walk away with useful examples on how to use Complete Streets to improve the health, safety, and strength of your community.

 

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

AICP CM credits requested

 

Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lessons Learned at driveless.com.

 

Registration information and materials will be available soon at driveless.com, so stay tuned for further details.  

 

 

 

DOT Releases New Online Tool to Help Promote  Health Through Transporation

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have recently developed a tool to provide easy access to data that practitioners can use to examine the health impacts of transportation systems. The Transportation and Health Tool (THT) provides data on a set of transportation and public health indicators that describe how the transportation environment affects safety, active transportation, air quality and connectivity to destinations. The tool allows you to compare states and metropolitan areas addressing key transportation and health issues. The easy-to-use online tool also provides access to resources that can provide information on the links between transportation and health. The THT identifies strategies to improve public health through transportation planning and policy. Additional information regarding the Transportation and Health tool can be found on DOT's website

 

 

Upcoming Webinar Series (Free!)

Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety 
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
October 2015- January 2016

 

 

South Jersey News Flash

NJ Spotlight | November 10, 2015

 

Press of Atlantic City | October 29, 2015

 

NJ.com | October 27, 2015

 

Philadelphia Business Journal | October 23, 2015

 

 

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.  

 

 

                      

 

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