Long-Range Planning

Transportation Matters – A Plan for South Jersey

Transportation Matters serves as the current regional transportation plan for South Jersey. Adopted in 2016, its purpose is to educate the public on why transportation planning matters. It includes both long and short-range strategies and actions leading to the development of an integrated transportation system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods.

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Draft RTP 2050: Moving South Jersey Forward

For the region to receive federal funding, there must be a long-range regional transportation plan in place. The long-range plan details the ways the region aims to invest in the transportation system. It identifies the region’s long term needs and the policies, strategies, and projects that will address those needs. The next long-range plan, RTP 2050, will guide how over $5 billion in federal transportation funds will be spent in the region over the next 30 years.

RTP 2050 vision, goals, and strategies >>>

Virtual Meetings

SJTPO hosted three identical morning, afternoon, and evening meetings via the GoToWebinar virtual conferencing platform. Below is a recording of the morning meeting, which took place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. If you prefer to watch clips from the meeting, you may do so by visiting SJTPO’s YouTube channel.

El Bosquejo del Plan Regional de Transporte, RTP 2050 

La Organización de Planificación de Transporte de South Jersey (South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, SJTPO) es la Organización de Planificación Metropolitana (Metropolitan Planning Organization, MPO) que está al servicio de los condados de Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland y Salem en el sur de Nueva Jersey. La SJTPO, fundada en 1993, sirve de recurso técnico, facilita el acceso a la financiación federal, y trabaja para brindar un enfoque regional para abordar la planificación del transporte y las cuestiones de ingeniería.

El bosquejo del RTP 2050 es un plan requerido por el gobierno federal, desarrollado cada cuatro años por la SJTPO, que identifica la visión a largo plazo para el sistema de transporte regional, y las metas, las estrategias y los proyectos dirigidos a cumplir con dicha visión. Además, el RTP 2050 indicará cómo se gastarán más de $5.000 millones en financiación federal para el transporte en la región en los próximos 30 años.

Una Reunión Pública Virtual en Español

Need a Hard Copy of the RTP?

Hardcopies are currently available for in-library viewing at the Mays Landing and Cumberland County Libraries. The remaining State Depository Libraries in the region and the SJTPO office do not have hardcopies for viewing due to COVID-19. To request a hard copy of the RTP, complete the Document Request form. SJTPO reserves the right to waive copy and postage fees due to COVID-19. For more information on copy and postage fees, view the Public Involvement Plan webpage.

Need the RTP Translated?

The RTP can be translated into an alternate language. To request a translation, complete the Translation Request form or email TitleVI@sjtpo.org. Please allow a 7-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.


  • Release of Draft RTP 2050 – June 26, 2020
  • Public Outreach – mid-August until December 18, 2020
  • Staff addresses comments and releases revised draft – Mid-December 2020
  • SJTPO TAC endorses RTP 2050 – January 11, 2021
  • SJTPO Policy Board adopts RTP 2050 – January 25, 2021

Transportation Matters – A Plan for South Jersey

Whether you realize it or not, during the course of your day, you are on the move, dependent on the transportation network to get you where you need to go. The video below shows how much transportation matters, and SJTPO’s role in creating an accessible and safe transportation system.

Our Vision

A transportation system, based on regional collaboration that moves people and goods in a safe and efficient manner, inclusive of all modes and users.

Planning Strategies & Goals

Promote Accessibility and Mobility for the movement of People and Goods

Support the Regional Economy

Mitigate Traffic Congestion and Promote Efficient System Operation

Improve the Resiliency and Reliability of the transportation infrastructure

Protect and enhance the Environment and Complement Land Use Planning

Restore, Preserve, and Maintain the existing transportation system

Improve Security

Improve Transportation Safety

Enhance the Integration and Connectivity of the transportation system

Increase and enhance opportunities for Travel and Tourism

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