NJDOT and regional transportation organizations announce $2.1 million in Safe Routes to School Grants!

 

 

Trenton – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) today announced the awarding of nearly $2.1 million in 2016 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grants in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Salem counties.

“Safety is a key component of New Jersey’s transportation network, including pedestrian and bicycling accommodations,” NJDOT Commissioner Richard T. Hammer said. “These grants will help our local communities improve sidewalks and crosswalks so children may safely walk or bike to school,”

 

The SRTS program is a federally funded reimbursement program that was established in 2005 to increase pedestrian safety awareness among motorists and schoolchildren. It is being administered by the NJDOT in partnership with the DVRPC, SJTPO, and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

 

DVRPC Grants: The four grants in the DVRPC region announced today total $1.495 million dollars for the following projects:

  • Busansky/Emmons Schools Multimodal Improvements - Phase I in Pemberton Township, Burlington County for $466,000
  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements, Frederick Avenue and South Clinton Avenue - Phase I in Maple Shade Township, Burlington County for $257,000
  • Eastampton Community School-Pedestrian Multi-Use Path and Walking Route Improvements in Eastampton Township, Burlington County for $429,000
  • Gloucester City Middle School Infrastructure and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program in Gloucester City, Camden County for $343,000

SJTPO Grants: The two grants in the SJTPO region announced today total $608,000 dollars for the following projects:

  • Pedestrian Safety Bikeway in Margate, Atlantic County for $371,000
  • Sidewalk, crosswalk, and signalization improvements at various locations in Woodstown, Salem County for $237,000

NJTPA grants will be announced in the coming months.

Congratulations to the grant recipients, and thank you for your commitment to safety and making walking and bicycling to school a priority for your community!!

 

 

 

 

 

NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center | Phone: 848-932-7901 | Fax: 732-932-3714 | srts@ejb.rutgers.edu | www.saferoutesnj.org