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RTP 2050: Moving South Jersey Forward

RTP 2050 serves as the current regional transportation plan (RTP) for the SJTPO region. Its main purpose is to lay out the long-term vision for the region’s transportation network, looking out over a horizon of a little less than 30 years out to 2050. It includes goals, both long and short-range strategies as well as projects and programs that will enable the region to achieve this long-term vision. The RTP 2050 is one of the Core Products of the SJTPO and is a requirement for any metropolitan planning area to receive federal transportation funds.

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Contact Info

David S. Heller, P.P., AICP
Program Manager – Systems Performance & Subregional Program
dheller@sjtpo.org

RTP 2050: Moving South Jersey Forward

Whether you realize it or not, during the course of your day, you are on the move, dependent on the transportation network to get you where you need to go. Whether you go to school or work, go to a doctor’s appointment, go grocery shopping, or any other of a multitude of life activities, you will more than likely need a good transportation system to engage in this activity. Transportation is a vital component of daily life. Part of SJTPO’s role is to create an accessible and safe transportation system while educating the region’s public about how much transportation matters. Let’s keep Moving South Jersey Forward!

Further, for the region to receive federal funding, there must be a long-range regional transportation plan in place. The plan details the ways the region aims to invest in the transportation system. It identifies the region’s long-term needs and the policies, strategies, and projects that will address those needs. The current plan, RTP 2050, guides how over $5 billion in federal transportation funds will be spent in the region over the next 30 years.

RTP 2050 vision, goals, and strategies >>>


Our Vision

A transportation system, based on regional collaboration that moves people and goods in a safe and efficient manner, inclusive of all modes and users.


Planning Strategies & Goals

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Promote Accessibility and Mobility for the movement of People and Goods

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Support the Regional Economy

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Mitigate Traffic Congestion and Promote Efficient System Operation

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Improve the Resiliency and Reliability of the transportation infrastructure

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Protect and enhance the Environment and Complement Land Use Planning

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Restore, Preserve, and Maintain the existing transportation system

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Improve Security

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Improve Transportation Safety

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Enhance the Integration and Connectivity of the transportation system

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Increase and enhance opportunities for Travel and Tourism



Need a Hard Copy of the RTP?

All draft and approved plans, studies, and records produced by SJTPO, including the RTP, are available online, at the SJTPO office, and at select libraries in the region, which make major government agency documents available for viewing by the region’s public at no cost.

If an individual is unable to view plans, studies, and records, including the RTP, on the SJTPO website, the SJTPO office, or at the select libraries in the SJTPO region, noncolor copies may be requested. Copy fees are $0.05 per letter page or $0.07 per legal page. The requested plans, studies, and records, including the RTP, may be picked up at the SJTPO office for no additional charge or mailed at the receiver’s expense. SJTPO may waive totals under $1.00. Printing and postage costs must be paid by the receiver before mailing. Checks or money orders must be made out to the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA). Cash is not accepted.

Document and Records Request Form


Need the RTP Translated?

SJTPO works to accommodate all reasonable requests for translation services, including translating the RTP into an alternate language. Translation requests can be submitted through the form below, emailed to TitleVI@sjtpo.org, or by calling the SJTPO office at (856) 794-1941. Please allow at least seven days for SJTPO to process any requests.

Translation Request Form


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