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.

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.

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).