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.

SJTPO is preparing its next long-range plan, RTP 2050: Moving South Jersey Forward. See below for more details.

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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: Moving South Jersey Forward, will guide how over $5 billion in federal transportation funds will be spent in the region over the next 30 years. Below is a schedule of major events for the RTP 2050.


  • Release of Draft RTP 2050 – May 2020 (Tentative due to COVID-19)
  • Public Outreach
    • Virtual and in-person outreach – May 6, 2020 to June 7, 2020 (Tentative due to COVID-19)
  • Staff addresses comments and releases revised draft – Mid-June 2020 (Tentative due to COVID-19)
  • SJTPO TAC endorses RTP 2050 – July 13, 2020 (Tentative due to COVID-19)
  • SJTPO Policy Board adopts RTP 2050 – July 27, 2020 (Tentative due to COVID-19)

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