RFP Availability: Countywide Local Road Safety Plans

SJTPO is seeking qualified groups of firms to develop and implement four Countywide Local Road Safety Plans for Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties. These planning level efforts are intended to address the unique safety needs under county and local jurisdictions while contributing to the success of the New Jersey 2020 Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The planning process will include extensive data analyses, as well as data collection, assembly, and/or purchase, stakeholder identification and engagement from the state, county, municipal, private, and non-profit sectors, including through a series of workshop or summit events. To learn more, visit the RFP Webpage.

RFP Availability: Air Quality Post Processor Development

SJTPO is seeking a qualified firm, or groups of firms, to develop a post-processor to link the outputs of SJTPO’s travel demand model to the latest version of MOVES. The post-processor must be run using non-proprietary, or open-source software. The development of the post-processor must also utilize the inventory approach, consistent with how the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) runs MOVES. To view the RFP, visit the RFP webpage.

RFP Availability: Regional Trail Network – Feasibility Survey, Cape May County

SJTPO is seeking a qualified firm, or groups of firms, to assist SJTPO in identifying and evaluating feasible routing for the Northern Cape May County Trail. The effort will include a number of activities that will help SJTPO understand the existing conditions related to routing this particular bikeway as well as to understand the demand for, economic impact of such a bikeway in addition to assessing operations, maintenance, security, and developing cost estimates and a trail concept plan. To view the RFP, visit the RFP webpage.

Translation and Interpretation Services

SJTPO is beginning the process of evaluating firms to provide translation and interpretation services on an on-call basis. Recently, SJTPO has been working to make itself more accessible to its non-English speaking public and is looking for a firm or firms who can assist in that effort. If you are interested in doing business with SJTPO, please fill out the forms and submit as a PDF as well as the completed excel file to Melissa Melora at mmelora@sjtpo.org by Friday, September 10, 2021. View the forms.

In filling out the forms, SJTPO wants to draw your attention to a few things. First, there are two forms, each within a separate tab in the spreadsheet. In the Quote Form tab, fields that need to be filled out by the vendor are highlighted in yellow. In the Questions tab, all questions relevant to your firm should be filled out. You are welcome to include any other attachments that you feel are relevant, please refer to them in the Questions spreadsheet.

SJTPO has received and responded to questions regarding the request for quotes. View the Q&A memo.

Para-Plus Translations, Inc. has been selected to provide translation and interpretation services for SJTPO. View the proposal package. Update on 10/19/2021.

Now Available for Public Review and Comment: Draft FFY 2022-2031 TIP, Transportation Conformity, and STIP

The SJTPO Draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022-2031 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for public review and comment. The TIP includes State and local highway projects as well as regional, statewide, and transit programs. Over $1.3 Billion of FFY 2022-2031 Federal and State funding is identified for transportation improvements within the four counties, in addition to participation in the statewide programs. In addition to the release of the TIP, SJTPO has released the Transportation Conformity document, ensuring that mobile source emissions generated from future Federally funded projects and programs conform to specific emission levels as established in the State Implementation Plan (SIP), the air quality plan for the State.

The comment period of the TIP and Transportation Conformity document will be open now through Sunday, August 15, 2021. During this period, the State has made the Statewide TIP (STIP) available for public review and comment as well. The STIP encompass all three TIPs from the New Jersey Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).

Two virtual public meetings will be held. The first will take place on Thursday, July 15 (6:00 PM). The second and final meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 20 (2:00 PM). Registration is required and may be completed by visiting the TIP webpage. The webpage also lists additional ways to submit comments if participation in the virtual public meetings is not possible.

Applications Now being Accepted for the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant Program

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is accepting Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Infrastructure Grant Program applications through Thursday, October 14, 2021. Projects within a 2-mile radius of a K-8 school are eligible. Projects should lead to one or all of the following: improve the safety of children biking and walking to school, increase accessibility for students with disabilities, and reduce traffic around schools. For more information visit, the SRTS webpage.

Atlantic County Transportation Collaborative

Public transportation in South Jersey is an economic lifeline. The Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle and English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle connect families to jobs, food, education, and medical care. Learn more about these community shuttles and the need to secure the annual fundraising goal to allow the shuttles to continue serving the people of South Jersey.

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