As a reminder, Cross County Connection staff is continuing to work remotely during the COVID-19 shutdown. If you need assistance, you can contact us via voicemail at (856)-596-8228 or email at

We have created information guides to keep the traveling public up to date 
on the status of transportation services and bike shops in the region. 
Please visit Cross County Connection’s  Transit Guide  and Bike Shop Guide
Information in these guides is subject to change as events progress.  
We Ask You to Join Cross County Connection’s 
#Bike Month Social Media Campaign!  
May is National Bike Month! National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the benefits of bicycling and encourage people to get out and ride. Cross County Connection wants to encourage South Jersey residents to participate in Bike Month and join us in our  Bike Month Social Media Campaign

Cross County Connection encourages South Jersey’s residents to take pictures while out biking and tag Cross County Connection using  @CCCTMA  on  Facebook  and  Twitter  with the hashtags  #BikeMonth  and  #SouthJerseyBikes .  

We ask that municipalities and counties share campaign details with their residents and include the link
so they can find Cross County Connection’s valuable bike safety resources.   
Here are the instructions: 
  • Go for a ride, take a picture of you and your family on their bikes 
  • Tag Cross County Connection TMA using @CCCTMA and use the hashtags #BikeMonth and #SouthJerseyBikes 
  • Share your reasons to ride. It can be anything. Be clever. Be funny. Or keep it simple. 
  1. I ride for fun 
  2. I ride for clean air 
  3. I ride for my health 
  4. I ride to show off my awesome homemade facemask 
  • Wear a helmet!  
  • Remember to practice social distancing  
  • Tag your community’s social media platforms and mention your favorite biking locations as well. Let’s see which community can get the most people out biking! 
For more details and valuable bike safety resources visit  and follow Cross County Connection TMA on  Facebook  and  Twitter . We hope you will join Cross County Connection and make this a Bike Month to remember! 
DVRPC Hosts Several Webinars Relating
to Issues Stemming from COVID-19  
DVRPC recently conducted a survey to help gauge how municipal governments are responding to COVID-19 and where DVRPC can provide assistance.  

Based on the responses to the survey, DVRPC will be hosting the following webinars:
Adapting Streets for Safe Outdoor Social Distancing  
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm 

Best Practices for Facilitating Remote Meetings  
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm 

Bike Sharing, Bike Libraries, and Bike Matching  
Date: Friday, May 22, 2020 
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm 

Tips for Successful Telework  
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm 

These four webinars will help municipalities and counties be more prepared for changes that come from COVID-19.  

Registration for the upcoming webinars, as well as results from the DVRPC survey can be found  here
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Now Accepting Applications for Nearly $165
Million in FY 2021 State Aid Grants  

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently announced that the grant solicitation period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 State Aid programs is now open. State Aid grants include the Municipal Aid, Transit Village, Bikeway and Safe Streets to Transit programs.  

The following provides a brief description of each program now accepting applications: 

Municipal Aid : Municipal Aid is a $151.25 million program that supports local transportation projects. NJDOT encourages municipalities to consider using the Municipal Aid program to fund projects that support walking and biking in their communities. NJDOT’s goal is to award up to  10 percent  of Municipal Aid funds to projects improving the walking and biking environment.  

Transit Village : This program awards $1 million for traditional and non-traditional transportation projects that enhance walking and biking within a half mile of a transit facility. Only municipalities that have been designated a Transit Village may apply.  

Bikeways : This program funds bicycle projects which create new Bike Path mileage. The $1 million program is available to all counties and municipalities.  

Safe Streets to Transit : The Safe Streets to Transit program encourages counties and municipalities to construct safe and accessible pedestrian infrastructure around transit facilities. These new linkages can promote increased usage of transit throughout the state. $1 million is available for grant awards.  

The grants are administered by NJDOT’s division of Local Aid and Economic Development. More information on the grant programs can be found at the  Local Aid Resource Center .  

Applications are being accepted through  July 1, 2020 .

Contact the division of Local Aid and Economic Development at  or by phone at 

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.