Safe Routes to School Program

Funding Round for 2018 Safe Routes to School Program open from May 15th, 2018 to September 18th, 2018 (extended).

Application Process

The SRTS program is funded through the Federal Highway Administration's Federal Aid Program and is being administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).

The objectives of the SRTS Program are:

  • To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
  • To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and
  • To facilitate the development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of New Jersey's primary and middle schools (Grades K-8).

Projects must be located within two miles of a school that serves students in grades K-8. Funding for the 2016 SRTS Program will be available for the construction of infrastructure projects only. Infrastructure projects may include the installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, multi-use paths, traffic calming measures, and other means to ensure the ease and safety of children walking or biking to school.

Committed to Communities Initiative Workshops

Commitment to Communities Initiative Workshops: [0.09 MB PDF]

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10am: Edward J. Boustein School, New Brunswick
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10am: Cumberland County College, Vineland
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10am: NJDOT Headquarter, Trenton
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10am: NJTPA Training Room, Newark

Register here for the Wednesday May 30, 2018 meeting in Trenton.

2016 Awarded Projects

2018 Awarded Projects