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!
The Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle
of January 4, 2015, people in and around Atlantic County have a new
way to get around. The Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle is a 24-mile route
that serves residents and employees of Hammonton, Folsom Borough,
Newtonville, Landisville, Minotola, Buena Vista, and Richland, where
there was previously a lack of accessible public transit. The new
shuttle enhances access to employment, human services, and healthcare
for many residents in the region.
Route 54/40 Community Shuttle runs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The shuttle is free to use. The
schedule and stops are designed to connect to NJ TRANSIT bus service
(routes 554 and 553) and the Atlantic City Rail Line.
Route 54/40 Community Shuttle is a collaborative partnership between
the South Jersey Transportation Authority, Atlantic County, the
Pascale Sykes Foundation, NJ TRANSIT, Family Services Association,
and Cross County Connection TMA.
more information or the shuttle schedule, please contact Cross County
Connection at (856) 596-8228 or visit driveless.com.
South Jersey Complete Streets Implementation
County Connection held its South Jersey Complete Streets
Implementation Workshop on January 20th. The event was a
great success, with 70 attendees from various municipalities,
counties, agencies, and organizations working to make our region's
streets safe and efficient for all users.
workshop functioned as a direct peer-to peer exchange, where elected
officials, planners, engineers and other departmental staff shared
their experiences firsthand and addressed attendees' questions. This
workshop offered an opportunity to get a real ground level
perspective on what has, and has not, worked from the individuals
responsible for implementing their community's Complete Streets
addressed the following topics:
project management, and engineering tools utilized to facilitate
routine implementation of a Complete Streets policy
of innovative bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Ocean
value of forming partnerships between county and municipal
levels of government to improve communication and leverage
available resources through cost-sharing:
Complete Streets concepts into your land use ordinance and
development review processes;
Complete Streets concepts into long range planning strategies,
such as Smart Growth;
and administering funding through state and federal aid grant
the health of your communities through Complete Streets.
Materials from this workshop are available on Cross
County Connection's website, www.driveless.com.
We would like to remind you that Cross County Connection is a
resource for you and your community. If you need any help with issues
in your community/organization related to Complete Streets, please
contact Patrick Farley, our Senior Land Use and Transportation
Planner, at Farley@driveless.com or 856-569-8228 with any
questions or other inquiries.
Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Deadline:
February 7, 2016
new round of funding is available for the Sustainable Jersey Small
Grants Program. There is $200,000 of funding available for
municipalities, which are eligible to apply for grants of up to
$20,000. The funding supports communities' efforts to implement
projects that gain points toward Sustainable Jersey Certification and
make progress toward a sustainable future. The deadline for the
Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program is February 7, 2016.
Application instructions are here.
If your municipality is not yet Sustainable Jersey Certified or ready
to submit an application this cycle, check the Sustainable Jersey
website for tips on how you could work toward Sustainable Jersey
Certification and get ready for next year's opportunities.
Upcoming Webinars (Free!)
a Game Plan for Getting Certified
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
the Game! Strategize your Recertification
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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.