The New Jersey Department of Transportation has partnered with TransOptions, Inc., to administer a new statewide education and encouragement program.  TransOptions advocates for and implements programs that make walking and bicycling around our neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and families.  Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, reduce our reliance on cars, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students' readiness to learn in school.

TransOptions offers a variety of FREE programs that access the far-reaching benefits of walking and/or bicycling to school.  TransOptions staff works not only with students, but with school administrators, faculty, parents and law enforcement officials to create safe and healthy environments for our children.  Whether it is coordinating special events such as the Walking School Bus or Bike-to-School Day, presenting in-class bicycle safety training programs or involving students in walkability studies, TransOptions staff provides the education and encouragement needed to foster the creation of livable, and safer communities.

For additional information about the Safe Routes to School Program, please contact Andrew Lappitt at 973-267-7600 or send him an email here.

Safe Routes to School Funding in New Jersey

2005 Funding: $1,000,000

2006 Funding: $2,399,056

2007 Funding: $3,330,370

2008 Funding: $4,087,785

2009 Funding: $5,066,315

2010 Funding: $5,066,315

2011 Funding: $5,586,668

2012 Funding: $2,346,684*

Total Funding: $28,911,072

* Partial funding in 2012.