Public Comment

This page announces formal public comment periods conducted according to federal regulations as well as project-specific public comment opportunities. General comments are also welcomed.

There is one formal public comment opportunity now available. 

Non-discrimination Policy

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

Formal Public Comment Periods

The SJTPO conducts formal 30-day public comment periods prior to the adoption of these three key planning documents: the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). A formal 45-day public comment period is held for the Public Involvement Plan (PIP).

Formal comment periods are also held when these documents are significantly changed or amended. For instance, for the TIP, a comment period is held when adding or deleting projects, or in the event of a project scope or project schedule change that results in a new conformity analysis. Further details on public comment periods are provided in the Public Involvement Plan.

Steps for Formal Public Comment Periods

Formal public comment periods include the steps listed below to involve the public.

  • Place notification in the legal section of regional daily newspapers, as deemed necessary
  • Place notification on the SJTPO website and social media platforms with an option for submitting comments via e-mail
  • Provide notification to a listing of representative interest groups, stakeholders, and agencies in the region
  • Distribute documents to the region’s State Depository Libraries

How Comments will be Used

To maintain an effective and meaningful public involvement process, SJTPO will appropriately consider all public comments. SJTPO is responsible for coordinating a response to comments in a timely manner. A written summary, analysis, and report on the disposition of all significant comments received during the comment periods for the RTP, TIP, UPWP, PIP, and Major Amendments will be provided as part of the final document.

Formal Public Comment Opportunities

Draft Regional Transportation Plan, RTP 2050

The federally required long-range regional transportation plan, Draft RTP 2050 is available for public comment. The RTP is updated every four years and details the vision, goals and strategies, and projects that are planned over the next 30 years in the South Jersey region.

Comments must be submitted in writing via the following methods:

  • Google form;
  • Emailed to RTP@sjtpo.org;
  • Faxed to (856) 794-2549;
  • Direct messaged to SJTPO’s Twitter or Facebook accounts; or
  • Mailed to RTP 2050 Public Comments, C/O David Heller, 782 S Brewster Rd, Unit B6, Vineland, NJ 08361

The Draft RTP 2050 can be translated into an alternate language, if requested by submitting a form or emailing TitleVI@sjtpo.org. Please allow a 3-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.

Project-Specific Comment Opportunities

There are not comment opportunities available.

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Contact Information

Address: 782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6
Vineland, New Jersey 08361
Phone: (856) 794-1941
Fax: (856) 794-2549
Email: info@sjtpo.org

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