New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center at The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers
In New Jersey, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a statewide initiative overseen by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) seeking to develop a culture and environment where walking and bicycling to school is safer, more appealing and a part of daily life for students throughout the State. The NJ SRTS Resource Center (saferoutesnj.org) supports NJDOT in developing the State’s SRTS program by helping communities find solutions to create safer and more accessible walking and bicycling environments for children and families through research, technical assistance, education and dissemination of information about best practices in policy and design. In addition, the SRTS Resource Center implements a statewide Crossing Guard Training Program (njcrossingguards.org) with funding from New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, and Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund of New Jersey (NJMEL.)
In partnership with NJDOT, the NJ SRTS Resource Center has continued to oversee and support SRTS Regional Coordinators at New Jersey’s eight Transportation Management Associations (TMAs). The NJSRTS RC provides services, training, coordination, and technical assistance directly to regional planning associations, organizations, and local and regional governments. Additionally, the NJ SRTS Resource Center offers help and support by responding to specific technical questions, requests for data or information, and offering tips for the best way to get started on an SRTS program.