New Jersey State Rail Plan Expert Workshop Meeting (June 2nd at 2:30 p.m.)

New Jersey Transit supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation is developing an update to the New Jersey State Rail Plan. The current plan was published in 2015. A state rail plan provides the means for:

  • Setting forth State policy involving freight and passenger rail transportation, including commuter rail operations, in the State
  • Presenting priorities and strategies to enhance rail service in the State that benefits the public
  • Serving as the basis for federal and state rail investments within the State
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NJDOT Opens Pre-Application Meetings for Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside)

In conjunction with SJTPO, the NJDOT Division of Local Aid and Economic Development is requiring pre-application meetings for the upcoming Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside) solicitation. Prospective applicants can discuss their project concept and get guidance on whether the proposed project is a good fit for the program. Prior to the meeting, applicants must submit a project map (see the map maker tool), a brief description of the project, and a cost estimate.

Applicants in the SJTPO region can schedule their meetings using this calendar. An automatic invitation will be sent to the scheduler and can then be forwarded to the other team members/invitees as needed. For more information, please visit the TA Set-Aside website or contact Alan Huff, at ahuff@sjtpo.org or 856-794-1941.

TAC Workshop: Regional Freight Plan Data Collection and Analysis

SJTPO will host a workshop in place of the regularly scheduled TAC meeting on April 11, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. The workshop will focus on the Regional Freight Plan Data Collection and Analysis technical study. This study seeks a better understanding of freight movement and activity in South Jersey, and positions SJTPO to support regional and statewide freight planning. The study includes four steps: outreach to freight stakeholders, collecting freight data, analyzing freight performance, and synthesizing findings into a final report and interactive dashboard.

The consultant for the study will facilitate the workshop to seek feedback on the data analysis to understand how the study can best support our local planning efforts and to ensure that the study is accurately representing the characteristics of the freight system in SJTPO region.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone using the link https://meet.goto.com/145102093. If your computer has speakers and a microphone you can simply use the computer audio. Otherwise, you can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3129 or +1 (877) 309-2073 (toll free)

Access Code: 145-102-093

Comment Opportunity: Civil Rights in Outreach

SJTPO is opening a 45-day public comment period for the Title VI Implementation Plan, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan, and the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) from Tuesday, March 22, 2022 to Friday, May 6, 2022. These three plans guide SJTPO’s outreach process in meeting Civil Rights laws and regulations. Staff will host both English and Spanish listening sessions for you to learn more about the plans, with registration required to attend. To view the plans and register to attend the listening sessions, visit the Public Comment webpage.

RFP Availability: Air Quality Technical Assistance

SJTPO is seeking a qualified firm, or groups of firms, to prepare new motor vehicle emissions budgets for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) upcoming Ozone Attainment Demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. This work is included as Task 22/404: Air Quality Technical Assistance, a two-year study, in the SJTPO FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (www.sjtpo.org/UPWP). Technical proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the goals, requirements, format, and guidelines presented in this RFP document. To learn more, visit the RFP webpage.

Career Opportunity: Assistant Planner/Engineer

SJTPO is seeking a technically oriented professional for a full-time position to conduct project-oriented planning activities to support the implementation of transportation projects in the SJTPO region. One of the key responsibilities of this position involves the allocation of federal funds and tracking of financials. The position will report to the Program Manager – Capital Programming & Project Development. For a full list of responsibilities and directions on how to apply, visit the Careers webpage. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 11, 2022.

RFP Availability: Microtransit Feasibility Study

SJTPO is seeking a qualified firm, or groups of firms, to conduct a feasibility study to determine if microtransit is a viable service model for the Route 54/40 Community Shuttle, which operates in western Atlantic County. This work is included as a one-year study in the SJTPO Draft FY 2023 Unified Planning Work Program (www.sjtpo.org/UPWP). Technical proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the goals, requirements, format, and guidelines presented in this RFP document. To learn more, visit the RFP Webpage.

[UPDATE 02/16/2022]: The feature to receive updates about our RFPs is currently unavailable. Interested parties will need to check the RFP page periodically for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

[UPDATE 2/25/2022]: The proposal due date for digital submission has been updated from Tuesday, March 8, 2022 to Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The physical submission is now due Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

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.

[UPDATE 02/16/2022]: The feature to receive updates about our RFPs is currently unavailable. Interested parties will need to check the RFP page periodically for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.

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