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Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Projects in New Jersey Awarded Federal Funds

Every six months, the National Center for Safe Routes to School compiles a list of SRTS projects awarded federal funds. The list includes the project location, funding amount, brief description of the project, schools impacted and the year they project award was announced (note this is not always the year that the project was or will be funded).

Introducing the Safe Routes Scoop Blog

SRTS organizers and supporters have come up with a great way to stay connected to the latest New Jersey SRTS news and developments. The Safe Routes Scoop blog is the new and improved format of the Safe Routes Scoop newsletter (past issues are available). The blog will still have the same in-depth articles, news items, ideas and examples of SRTS projects. Subscribe now to the Safe Routes Scoop blog and stay informed.

SRTS is an Action Item for SUSTAINABLE JERSEY™ Certification Program

Municipalities applying for SUSTAINABLE JERSEY™ certification can receive points for building a SRTS Team and performing one of the following actions to earn points:
  • create a School Travel Plan for at least one school that is no older than five years at the time of submission;
  • conduct at least four walk/bike to school events within 24 months of submission; and/or
  • conduct an evaluation of existing conditions using the Student Arrival and Departure Tally and/or New Jersey SRTS Parent/Caregiver Survey within 24 months of submission.

SUSTAINABLE JERSEY™ is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.

New Jersey SRTS Coalition

The SRTS Coalition is an advisory group of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for the SRTS program. The Coalition meets twice a year to discuss issues, share resources and provide general assessments of statewide SRTS needs. Members include representatives from transportation, education, law enforcement and health. Membership is open to anyone who seeks to promote walking and bicycling to school and make walking and bicycling safer for students.

If you are interested in joining the SRTS Coalition, please contact the NJDOT SRTS Coordinator or email us at srts@rci.rutgers.edu.


New Jersey SRTS Discussion List

Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University
This e-mail service offers an opportunity to publicize events, share information and ideas and get help. Membership is open to everyone interested in SRTS in New Jersey.
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