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 currently 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), the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Congestion Management Process (CMP), and the Access for All Transit Plan. 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

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. Here is how to get involved and comment:

  • A quick and simple way to provide feedback is to complete a 7-question survey to help SJTPO understand your needs when it comes to staff advertising and scheduling public meetings.
  • Attend a one-hour listening session.
    • Evening meeting (English)
      • Thursday, March 18, 2021 (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM) Registration has closed
    • Weekend meeting (Spanish)
      • Saturday, March 20, 2021 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM) Registration has closed
  • Submit comments via digital or non-digital methods.

Civil Rights in Outreach Virtual Public Meeting

The following videos are recordings of the virtual public meetings that took place on the evening of Thursday, March 18, 2021 and the morning of Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Civil Rights in Outreach Virtual Public Meeting
Attendees learned about and had the opportunity to comment on the Title VI Implementation Plan, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan and Public Involvement Plan (PIP), as well as the overall outreach process.
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Project-Specific Comment Opportunities

There are not comment opportunities available.

Contact Us with Your General Comments

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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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An equitable outreach process is important at SJTPO. Staff is soliciting public feedback on how best to improve outreaching to all members of the public in the region. Links to complete our survey and join upcoming listening sessions are listed in the Formal Public Comment Opportunities section. We thank you in advance for your participation.

An equitable outreach process is important at SJTPO. Staff is soliciting public feedback on how best to improve outreaching to all members of the public in the region. Links to complete our survey and join upcoming listening sessions are listed in the Formal Public Comment Opportunities section. We thank you in advance for your participation.