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 are currently two formal public comment opportunities and two project-specific public comment opportunities.
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
Public Involvement Plan (PIP)
Staff is updating the PIP, which outlines the requirements and best practices the organization will follow to ensure that plans and programs maximize the involvement of the public. Staff encourages public input on this plan.
Comments may be submitted via online comment form (locate at right), email, mail (782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6, Vineland, NJ 08361), fax (856-794-2549), Facebook, Twitter, or provided in-person at the March 25, 2019 public meeting at Vineland City Hall, 2nd Floor Caucus Room, 5:30 PM. For more information on the PIP, visit the PIP webpage.
Federal Certification Review
SJTPO will participate in a Federal Certification Review in late March 2019. Federal Certification is a process that occurs once every four years where the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administrations assess SJTPO’s transportation planning process for compliance with federal requirements. The certification determination is essential as it is the basis for providing ongoing allocations of federal funds to SJTPO. Staff requests public comments on the current planning process.
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, Twitter, or provided in-person at the March 25, 2019 public meeting at Vineland City Hall, 2nd Floor Caucus Room, 6:00 PM.
Project-Specific Comment Opportunities
Help us Shape the Future of Trails in South Jersey!
The SJTPO is spearheading a project to establish a unified brand for bicycle and pedestrian trails across South Jersey. This brand will tie together existing trails, and help advance the build out of future connections as well as planning for new trails throughout the region. We need YOUR HELP to ensure that this brand represents the unique character of South Jersey and empowers residents and visitors alike to walk, run, ride, roam and have fun! This brief survey should not take more than FIVE MINUTES, and will provide us with valuable information as we work to finalize this concept.
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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