Public Involvement

Outreach Liaisons

Join us!

Sabrina, an outreach liaison poses with her bicycle.
  • Are you passionate about community involvement in transportation decisions?
  • Are you part of a strong grassroots network?
  • Are you interested in improving your outreach skills?

We're seeking Community Outreach Liaisons to better engage with residents of the NJTPA region. Help us promote our projects and programs in your community and have an impact on the future of transportation planning across our region! Participants will receive a stipend for their time.  Please complete the application by December 15Click Here to Apply.

To learn more about this opportunity, check out the recruitment announcement.

About the Program

Li Jung, one of the Outreach Liaison Program participants.

The pilot Outreach Liaison Program consists of people from diverse backgrounds and professions.  Each brings different perspectives to help create a more informed transportation decision-making process.

The outreach liaisons help tailor our public outreach strategies to the specific needs of a project or study area’s ethnic or cultural groups. Liaisons may offer knowledge about cultural nuances, interface with community members on behalf of the agency, facilitate community meetings or events, and provide translation services, if needed.

The goal of this pilot program, now in its second year, is to engage residents more effectively in transportation planning, increase public understanding of our work, and ensure engagement is diverse and inclusive. Our 13-county region is one of most diverse areas in the country, with communities that represent many races, ethnicities, cultures, languages, identities, religions, and traditions. 

The NJTPA is developing the pilot Outreach Liaison Program with support from the Public Outreach and Engagement Team at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.  If you have questions please contact Miriam Salerno at 848-932-2876 or [email protected]