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 currently one formal public comment opportunity and one project-specific public comment opportunity.
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
- 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 Documents 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
Transportation conformity is a federally-mandated process that ensures that all future planned, federally funded, highway and transit projects are determined not to cause new air quality violations, worsen existing violations or delay timely attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The conformity determination is essential as failure to demonstrate conformity of the Regional Transportation Plan and/or Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) could jeopardize receipt of federal funding as well as delay implementation of regionally significant transportation improvement projects. SJTPO staff requests public comments on the conformity determination document.
Comments may be submitted via online form (located at right), email, mail (782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6, Vineland, NJ 08361), fax (856-794-2549), Facebook, or Twitter. All comments are due Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Project-Specific Comment Opportunities
SJTPO Cumberland County Bike Ped Safety Action Plan
The SJTPO, in partnership with Cumberland County, and the Cities of Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton, is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan for Cumberland County. The project team asks that you participate in the Mapping Exercise, a tool that allows you to report on current conditions of the top high crash corridors found within Vineland, Millville, and Bridgeton. Your feedback will help the team select priority locations. For more information please visit the project webpage.
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