You Are Invited to Cross County Connection’s Electric Vehicle Workshop!

Cross County Connection is hosting the Electric Vehicle Workshop for Local Governments . This workshop is an opportunity for South Jersey municipalities, counties, public agencies, Sustainable Jersey Green Teams and others to learn about electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure. In 2012, there were just 338 plug-in or battery EVs registered in New Jersey. There are now over 30,000. Recently passed state legislation seeks to push that number past 330,000 by 2025. EVs are now mainstream and this impacts local governments. This workshop aims to provide the tools necessary to make your community EV friendly. It will also explore the benefits of incorporating EVs into municipal, county and public agency vehicle fleets.

Date:  Thursday, April 16, 2020

Time:  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: Cherry Hill Public Library

  Topics covered include:
  • EV technology and emerging issues in New Jersey
  • EV charging infrastructure guidelines for municipalities
  • Incorporating EVs and alternatively fueled vehicles into public fleets
  • The Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s experiences with EV fleets and public charging infrastructure
  • Available state funding and procurement programs
  Speakers include representatives from:
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
  • New Jersey Clean Cities Colation (NJCCC)
  • Sustainable Jersey
  • Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA)
Email with any question or for more information.

We hope you can make it!
NJDOT Local Aid Listening Sessions

NJDOT Local Aid is hosting a series of ‘listening sessions’ throughout New Jersey during March and April 2020. This is an opportunity for local government staff and consultants that work on Local Aid Funded projects to speak directly with NJDOT staff and subject matter experts and have your questions answered. The grant administration process can appear daunting. NJDOT is trying to help. There will be one session in South Jersey, hosted at Rowan University’s Cumberland County campus

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM - Noon
Location: Rowan College South Jersey Cumberland Campus
3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ, 08360

Visit NJDOT’s Local Aid website for information on available grant programs.
Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Will Aid Local Governments with Transition to Clean Energy

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is seeking applications for its Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program that will support local governments in purchasing electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations. The grant is primarily funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and will allow governments to purchase EVs at the state purchasing contract price.

Local governments can apply for:
  • $4,000 toward the purchase of an EV
  • $1,500 toward the purchase of a Dual-port Level 2 EV charger

The program application deadline is April 15, 2020. 

The application for the program can be found here .

Program Contact:  
USDOT Announces Availability of $1 Billion
for Upgrading American Infrastructure

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity to apply for $1 billion in funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program. This program typically funds large scale projects that have a regional impact. FY 2020 BUILD grants are for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure. USDOT intends to award 50% of BUILD grant funding to projects located in rural areas.

The maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $100 million can be awarded to a single state.

The deadline to submit an application is May 18, 2020 .

For more information, please visit .

Ronda R. Urkowitz P.P., AICP
Executive Director
(856) 596-8228

Patrick C. Farley, AICP, PP
Program Director
(856) 596-8228 

Cross County Connection's Mission: To improve the quality of
life in southern New Jersey through transportation solutions.
About Us: Cross County Connection, a nonprofit organization, partners with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ TRANSIT, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), member organizations and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, to provide solutions to complex transportation problems for counties, municipalities and employers in the southern New Jersey region encompassing Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. 
This Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association publication is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The U.S. Government and NJTPA assume no liability for the contents.