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.

Release of RFP – FY 2021 Air Quality Assistance

SJTPO is soliciting proposals from qualified firms, or groups of firms, to do the regional emissions analysis for the upcoming FY 2022-2031 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP 2050) Transportation Conformity. Details in this request for proposals have been developed with the intent of advancing those objectives. To view the RFP, visit the RFP webpage.

Answers to questions received have been posted (updated 4/22/2021).

Request for Proposals (RFPs): Traffic Engineering Consultant Services

The Public Works Committee of the Salem County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting proposals from qualified firms, or groups of firms, for Professional Services for Traffic Engineering Consultant Services for Salem County. The consultant’s work will include a complete field topographic survey of six different locations within Salem County. The effort will also involve preparation of mapping for use in detailed design plans. Additional details related to the Scope of Work, Recommendation for Improvements, and Traffic Evaluation Deliverables for each location are included within the RFP itself.

This work is funded through the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) Subregional Planning Work Program included in the SJTPO FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the goals, requirements, format, and guidelines presented in the RFP document.

The RFP is currently available on the Salem County website and must be returned to the Salem County Engineer’s Office on or before 11:00 AM prevailing time on March 24, 2021.

SJTPO and Salem County, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Comment Opportunity: Civil Rights in Outreach

SJTPO is opening a 45-day public comment period from Thursday, March 4, 2021 to Sunday, April 18, 2021 for the Public Involvement Plan (PIP), Title VI Implementation Plan, and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan. These plans guide SJTPO’s outreach process in meeting Civil Rights laws and regulations. The feedback received during the comment period and listening sessions will help staff to update the plans, improving SJTPO’s outreach activities and practices. Visit the Public Comment webpage for more information!

Release of RFP – Freight Plan Data Collection & Analysis

SJTPO is soliciting proposals from qualified firms, or groups of firms, to conduct SJTPO’s data collection and analysis to support regional freight planning. The consultant’s work will include the identification of the region’s relevant freight generators and the identification and analysis of the regional freight corridors. This effort will also evaluate the freight corridors, using a performance-based approach, to screen the network for issues that hinder freight movement and will include data collection to assess volume and classification information of regional freight corridors. Details in this request for proposals have been developed with the intent of advancing those objectives. To view the RFP, visit the RFP webpage.

Answers to questions received have been posted (updated 3/09/2021). 

Public Comment Opportunity: Draft Access for All Transit Plan

The Access for All Transit Plan serves at the update to the 2015 Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. The Access for All Transit Plan is a federally required plan that identifies the unmet transportation needs and recommends measures to increase service quality and reduce the cost of providing services to a segment of the region’s transportation disadvantaged population.

The comment period will be open from Monday, January 25, 2021 through Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Additionally, two virtual public meetings will be held in early to mid-February. To view the Draft Access for All Transit Plan and to register to attend a public meeting, visit the Access for All Transit Plan webpage.

Public Comment Opportunity: Draft FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program

The SJTPO has released for public review and comment the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Unified Planning Work Program. The UPWP outlines all federally funded transportation projects and operating/direct expenses in the SJTPO four-county region from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The UPWP is prepared each year and brought to the Policy Board, the governing body of SJTPO, for approval. The 30+ day comment period will be open from today, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 through Friday, January 29, 2021. To view the Draft FY 2022 UPWP and for more information on how to comment, visit the UPWP webpage.