Issue: 8                                       Government Services                               October 2014


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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!



Christie Administration Announces $89.8 Million in Local Aid Grants


On October 3, the Christie Administration announced seventy-nine Local Aid grants totaling $89.8 million to help counties and municipalities advance a variety of transportation projects. The grants were awarded under the County Aid, Safe Corridors, and Local Bridges, Future Needs programs.

County Aid funds are appropriated by the New Jersey State Legislature annually for the improvement of public roads and bridges under county jurisdiction. Funds are apportioned based on population and road network miles in each county. The following amounts were awarded to the counties in Cross County Connection's service area:

  • Atlantic County - $3,403,200
  • Burlington County - $4,962,100
  • Camden County - $4,642,600
  • Cape May County - $1,656,100
  • Cumberland County - $3,846,900
  • Gloucester County - $3,674,000
  • Salem County - $2,365,000

Safe Corridors funding is distributed to fourteen ten-mile segments of highways that have a history of high-crash rates. This grant program is supported by fines for traffic violations, which are doubled in designated Safe Corridors, and can be used to purchase enforcement equipment, such as police vehicles, radar equipment, and computer hardware and software. In South Jersey, the following communities and designated Safe Corridors were awarded grants:


  • Hamilton Township (US 40) - $69,164 
  • Egg Harbor Township (US 40) - $92,417 
  • Pleasantville City (US 40) - $17,291
  • Millville City (NJ 47) - $38,159
  • Vineland City (NJ 47) - $104,640
  • Voorhees Township (NJ 73) - $13,713
  • Evesham Township (NJ 73) - $71,549
  • Mount Laurel Township (NJ 73)  - $84,368
  • Maple Shade Township (NJ 73) - $47,401


The Local Bridges, Future Needs program provides $1 million in funding to each of New Jersey's twenty-one counties for the improvement of county bridges. In addition to this $1 million allotment, $4 million is awarded on a competitive basis. This year, $1 milllion of competitve funding was awarded to Cape May County for bridge preservation on Ocean Drive (CR 619), which crosses the Townsend Inlet and connects Sea Isle City to Avalon Borough.  


Click here to read NJDOT's news release and view the full list of projects. 



DVRPC Announces 2015 TCDI Program Grant Recipients


Last month DVRPC announced the recipients of the 2015 Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) grant program. This program provides funding in selected areas to undertake planning, analysis, or design initiatives for projects or programs which enhance development or redevelopment and enhance or improve the efficiency of the regional transportation system. Through fiscal years 2002-2012, DVRPC distributed $12.4 million to over 140 communities throughout the region for TCDI planning grants. In fiscal year 2015, DVRPC distributed $1 million to 29 communities in the region, including 12 communities in South Jersey. The South Jersey projects include:

Burlington County ($295,000)

  • Bordentown City - Ocean Spray Redevelopment & Linkage Plan ($100,000)
  • Burlington County - Rancocas Greenway & Amico Island Park Study ($95,000)
  • New Hanover Township - Wrightstown-Cookstown Road Redevelopment Plan ($50,000)
  • Pemberton Township - Complete Streets Policy and Plan ($50,000)

Camden County ($219,000)

  • Audubon Borough - East Atlantic Avenue Corridor Multi-Use Improvement Study ($60,000)
  • Camden City - Downtown Corridors Traffic Feasibility Study ($60,000)
  • Gloucester Township - Black Horse Pike Corridor Wayfinding Plan ($64,000)
  • Merchantville Borough - Town Center East Redevelopment Plan ($35,000)

Gloucester County ($385,000)

  • Gloucester County - Master Plan for the New Millennium-Unified Land Use and Circulation Element ($125,000)
  • Monroe Township - Multi-Modal Transportation Systems Master Plan ($85,000)
  • Woodbury City - Transportation Hub Feasibility Study/Analysis ($75,000)
  • Woolwich Township - Unified Land Use and Transportation Master Plan ($100,000) 

Click here to see the full list of grant recipients and learn more about the projects. 



Cross County Connection TMA Celebrates 25 Years


Cross County Connection TMA celebrated its 25th Anniversary Celebration on October 8th, 2014! Many members, colleagues, partners, and friends attended the momentous occasion, including representatives from NJDOT, DVRPC, SJTPO, Burlington County, and Camden County. Additionally, DJ Tom Morgan of SoJO 104.9 hosted live call-ins for his show from the office, raffled off prizes, and highlighted CCCTMA's transit locator application, bike route locator application, and other services. We hope to see you at our 30th!



Upcoming Webinars (Free!)

Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP)
National Highway Institute (NHI)
Wednesday, October 22 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm

How to Create a Bicycle Safety Action Plan: Off-Road Bicycle Facilities
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Thursday, October 30 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm



South Jersey News Flash

NJ faces tough choices as transportation funds run out
September 26, 2014 | Inquirer Trenton Bureau

Atlantic City to sync lights on Arctic Avenue in test for eventual citywide retiming
October 11, 2014 | Press of Atlantic City

Seniors get new bus to help with their travels in Evesham
October 15, 2014 | South Jersey Local News

Woodbine makes application for NJDOT Municipal Aid grant funding
October 15, 2014 | Cape May County Herald

Report says younger generation prefers transit to cars
October 15, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Carneys Point Township appropriates funds for reconstruction of Jefferson Street
October 15, 2014 | South Jersey Times

Gloucester City railroad work to close Market Street, bring detour to Route 130
October 16, 2014 | South Jersey Times


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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