No Money? No Problem: Meet Your Safe Routes Coordinator
Tuesday, June 1, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Over the past year, more children and youth have been walking and bicycling in and around their neighborhoods, increasing the need for safety education, programs, and resources. Safe Routes Regional Coordinators from the state’s eight Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) are funded through a partnership with the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to provide free technical assistance to help your school or community address safer conditions for walking and bicycling. In this session, we will discuss some of the resources and programs available through Safe Routes Regional Coordinators who can help to provide the inspiration and education needed to keep families walking and bicycling. Participants will meet the TMA staff who serve their municipality and learn more about how they can support your community.
Sean Meehan – Senior Research Specialist, Voorhees Transportation Center & Safe Routes Resource Center, Rutgers University
Sean Meehan is a Senior Research Specialist with the Voorhees Transportation Center at t Rutgers University. With over fifteen years of experience, the focus of Sean’s work has been on active, sustainable transportation and working with multi-disciplined stakeholders and partners to help individuals and communities integrate these healthy and physically active forms of transportation into daily routines. Sean oversees projects for the New Jersey SRTS program in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and with the state’s eight Transportation Management Associations (TMAs). Sean is also the Vice-Chair of the Safe Walking and Cycling Committee in Highland Park, NJ.
Trish Sanchez – Public Relations and Outreach Specialist, Vorhees Transportation Center & Safe Routes Resource Center, Rutgers University
Trish Sanchez is a Public Outreach Specialist at the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers with experience in active transportation research and policy, public engagement, marketing, and communications. She manages the New Jersey Safe Routes Resource Center in conjunction with NJDOT providing services, training, coordination, research and technical assistance to the State’s eight Transportation Management Associations, local and regional governments, schools, nonprofits and others to support walking and bicycling. Trish also co-founded the Public Outreach and Engagement Team (POET) at VTC, a specialized center devoted to innovative public engagement practices. She is Chair of the Safe Walking and Cycling Committee in Highland Park
Bill Riviere – Safe Routes Coordinator, NJDOT Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
William Riviere is a Principal Planner and the Safe Routes to School Coordinator with the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs. As the lead administrator of NJDOT’s Local Technical Assistance Program for bicycle and pedestrian projects, Bill provides guidance and expertise in creating streets as corridors for all modes of transportation for all ages and abilities. As the statewide Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Bill oversees the technical assistance program working closely with the Safe Routes Resource Center at Rutgers and all eight New Jersey Transportation Management Associations.
Safe Routes Regional Coordinators from various Transportation Management Associations
Cross County Connection provides transportation-related services in New Jersey’s seven southern counties, including the counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem.
EZ Ride Implements innovative transportation programs and services that enhance the quality of life, regional mobility, and economic opportunity for both people and businesses, while reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.
goHunterdon is dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation in Hunterdon County by working with commuters, employers and communities.
Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association consists of large and small employers, local governments, authorities and state agencies who share a commitment to providing transportation choices that are good for commuters, good for business and good for the environment.
Hudson Transportation Management Association is committed to meeting Hudson County’s ever-growing and diverse transportation needs.
Keep Middlesex Moving works with businesses, commuters, elected officials, community groups and other partners to implement programs that reduce congestion, increase safety, and improve air quality.
RideWise connects people and businesses to safe and sustainable travel information that enhances quality of life and creates a vibrant economy.
TransOptions delivers programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey.