Category: Announcement

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.

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.

Public Comment Opportunity: Draft 2020 Public Involvement Plan

The Draft 2020 PIP is available for public review and comment. The revisions made to the PIP more appropriately address Civil Rights in SJTPO’s outreach process, namely Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964. Comments will be received through 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020. To review and comment, visit the PIP webpage.

Adoption of Title VI Plan

The Policy Board approved the SJTPO Title VI Plan at the September 28, 2020 meeting. The Title VI Plan lays out the processes SJTPO undertakes to prevent discrimination and addresses the reporting requirements under the non-discrimination program. To view the Plan, visit the Title VI webpage.

Adoption of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

The Policy Board approved the SJTPO Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan at the September 28, 2020 meeting. The LEP Plan is essential as it thoroughly evaluates SJTPO’s efforts to provide LEP persons meaningful access to the transportation planning process. To view the Plan, visit the LEP webpage.

Release of RFP, Regional Trail Network – Feasibility Survey

SJTPO is seeking a qualified firm, or groups of firms, to assist in identifying and evaluating feasible routing for the Atlantic County Bikeway West. 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 and for submission deadline and instructions, visit the RFP webpage.

Answers to questions received have been posted (updated 9/08/2020)

Virtual Public Information Center for Salem County 5 Points & 6 Points Roundabout Projects

SJTPO is working with Salem County, in cooperation with the Township of Pittsgrove, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to make significant safety improvements to the intersections commonly known as 5 Points and 6 Points in Pittsgrove Township through the development of roundabouts at each location.

A virtual public information center will be hosted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Registration to attend the virtual public information center is required and can be completed via the link on the 5 Points and 6 Points Roundabout Projects webpage. If you are unable to attend the virtual public information center, questions and comments can be provided via comment cards located at the Pittsgrove Township Building. Comments will be received through Monday, August 10, 2020.

Virtual Public Meetings: Share Your Thoughts on Draft RTP 2050

SJTPO released for public comment the Draft Regional Transportation Plan, RTP 2050 on Friday, June 26, 2020. SJTPO will host three virtual public meetings to allow members of the public the opportunity to engage and discuss the Draft RTP 2050.

Three identical morning, afternoon, and evening meetings will be held using the GoToWebinar virtual conferencing platform. To register, visit the RTP webpage.

NJ Climate Change Alliance: Virtual Event

The NJ Climate Change Alliance, along with the Eagleton Institute of Politics, is hosting a virtual workshop. The workshop will bring together leaders from various sectors to discuss ways in which to restart NJ’s economy, post COVID-19; focusing on intersecting health equity and social well-being with addressing climate change, and building inclusive and vibrant communities, as well as expanding opportunities for civic engagement.

Panel 1 & 2 will be hosted on Friday, June 12 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Panel 3 will be hosted on June 17 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. To learn more and to register, visit NJ Climate Change Resource Center.

Upcoming Virtual Public Meeting

SJTPO’s next Policy Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Agenda items include approving contract modifications to the Multilingual Outreach Services, Cumberland County Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, and Ocean Drive (CR 621) Local Concept Development Study, among other topics. The full agenda is available, here. This is a virtual meeting. The public can participate using SJTPO’s teleconference phone number, which is 1 (877) 873-8018. The Access Code is 5580881.

COVID-19: SJTPO’s Response

In accordance with Governor Murphy’s request, as of Tuesday, March 17, SJTPO staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. The preferred method of contact for SJTPO employees is email; however, responses may be delayed. For employee emails, please visit the Staff Directory.

SJTPO greatly appreciates your understanding during this difficult time and wants you to know staff will continue to advance the agency’s regional responsibilities and programs. The website will continue to be maintained with the latest information, as well as SJTPO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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