Local Safety Action Plans
The NJTPA, in coordination with participating counties, is developing Local Safety Action Plans beginning in the fall of 2023. This consultant-supported initiative seeks to improve safety for all road users, in keeping with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Road Safety Strategy and Safe System Approach. These plans will meet eligibility requirements for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) competitive grant opportunity available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
The NJTPA will assist in developing plans for the following counties: Bergen, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Ocean, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren. (Middlesex County adopted its Vision Zero Action Plan in 2022). Four NJTPA counites (Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, and Union) applied for and received SS4A grants in FY 2022 to develop their safety plans. In addition, the NJ Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Borough of Dunellen and City of Paterson also received SS4A grants.
Local Safety Action Plans (sometimes also called Local Road Safety Plans) create a framework for focusing safety activities towards addressing the most pressing needs and matching safety problems with effective solutions. They are an important call to action to reduce and eventually eliminate fatal and serious injury crashes on all roadways. Local Safety Action Plans are also a FHWA proven safety countermeasure.
Join the NJTPA’s upcoming webinar series, presented in coordination with the FHWA and the NJ Department of Transportation, will outline the steps towards creating strong safety plans. Please register below for these webinars.
Webinar 1: Welcome and Overview, September 14, 2023
Webinar 2: Safety Data, September 28, 2023
Webinar 3: Countermeasures, Implementation and Evaluation, October 19, 2023
All sessions are from 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Participate in Local Safety Action Plans
Every county in New Jersey and in the NJTPA region is developing or will soon be developing Loal Safety Action Plans, and input from the public is vital to creating these plans. If you are outside of the NJTPA region, please contact your Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to learn how you can get involved. For more information or to get involved in creating plans in the NJTPA region, please contact us at [email protected].
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