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.

The Draft RTP 2050 is available for review and comment. See below for more details.

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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.

Additional Outreach Opportunities

Staff is preparing for another round of outreach in the Fall and Winter. This page will be updated once all relevant information becomes available.

Comment on the Draft RTP 2050

The RTP 2050 is available for public review and comment. Comments will be accepted until Friday, December 18, 2020. Comments can 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

Need a Hard Copy of Draft RTP 2050?

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 RTP 2050, 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 Draft RTP 2050 to be Translated?

The RTP 2050 can be translated into an alternate language. To request a translation, complete the Translation Request form or email TitleVI@sjtpo.org. Please allow a 3-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.


  • Release of Draft RTP 2050 – June 26, 2020
  • Public Outreach – mid-August until December 11, 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