In December 2014, DVRPC was selected as one of five agencies from across the country to test the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) "Health in Transportation Corridor Planning Framework." DVRPC will conduct a modified corridor study of Haddon Avenue in Camden, New Jersey using the FHWA framework. DVRPC selected Haddon Avenue as the proposed test corridor based on previous planning efforts, including the Camden Food Economy Strategy, and the connection between two large hospitals on either end of the corridor. Goals for the beta test project include identifying new stakeholders and partners; developing internal capacity to include public health issues in transportation planning projects, and incorporating lessons learned into the update of the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan.
Over the course of the next 6 months, DVRPC will work with planning, transportation, and public health stakeholders and partners to identify the needs, resources, and public health priorities of the communities surrounding the corridor, and develop recommendations to improve and promote public health along Haddon Avenue. DVRPC will hold three Advisory Committee meetings to share resources and findings, as well as review and inform the strategy.
For more information about joining the advisory committee or being involved in the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.