Safe Streets to Transit
The Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) program provides funding to counties and municipalities to improve access to transit facilities and all nodes of public transportation.
Safe Streets to Transit Program Milestones
April - July
No later than July 31
No later than November 30
24 months after Grant Announcement
Improve the overall safety and accessibility for mass transit riders walking to transit facilities
Encourage mass transit users to walk to transit stations
Facilitate the implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety in the vicinity of transit facilities (approximately one-half mile for pedestrian improvements)
Proximity to Transit Facility
Existing transit service in the vicinity of the proposed project (Projects within 0.5 mile-radius given priority).
Eliminate hazardous conditions to improve pedestrian safety.
Increase non-motorized accessibility for all existing and potential transit users.
Access to Schools
Improve access from the transit station or stop to any public or private school within the application’s one mile radius.
Pedestrian crashes or incidents on the project route over the last three years.
Additional consideration for applications that have adopted Complete Streets Resolution and evidence of an Implementation Plan.
Any matching funds for the proposed project.
Other safety improvements utilizing applicant’s own resources that are linked to the project.
Additional consideration for projects addressing equity criteria.
Downtown Traffic Calming Improvements, Margate City
The intersection of Washington Avenue and Ventnor Avenue in downtown Margate is a major pedestrian safety issue due to poor design and growing traffic congestion. The City is proposing to extend the sidewalk on Ventnor Avenue into Washington Avenue to provide a safer pedestrian crossing at this very busy intersection. This improvement will physically restrict vehicles from attempting to make a left turn onto Washington Avenue, which is illegal. Currently, the City has installed temporary barriers at this intersection, which maintains traffic flow but are not as effective as the planned improvements. The construction of the proposed improvements will provide a significant benefit to City of Margate residents and visitors. The traffic calming will provide for a more aesthetically pleasing and safe experience for the pedestrians at this intersection, and provide safety for pedestrians who use the NJ Transit bus stops at the intersection of Ventnor and Washington Avenues.
How to Apply to State Aid Programs
Applications must be made through the SAGE system. Instructions are available. The major components are the Scope of Work, explaining how the project meets each of the criteria, and the Data Sheet. All applications must include maps and photos are encouraged to show expected project achievements. All applications are scored based in part on the online applications and supporting documentation.