2023 Morris County Municipal Transportation Forum
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
County College of Morris, LRC/Library 121
Event Parking: Parking Lot #6

At Avenues in Motion's first-ever Municipal Transportation Forum, you will hear from experts, agency representatives, and fellow municipal officials on how to pay for projects, how to generate community buy-in and support, and ultimately how to implement programs and projects that make your streets safer for all users.

Who should attend this event? Local elected officials, town planners and planning board members, engineers, administrators and any other individuals involved in municipal transportation projects and decision-making in Morris County municipalities.

Full Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 - Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 9:30 - Welcome and Introductions

Dan Callas, President, Avenues in Motion

Commissioner Stephen Shaw, Morris County Board of County Commissioners & Representative on the NJTPA Board of Trustees

Laura Cerutti, Director of Program Development, Avenues in Motion

9:30 - 10:25 - Panel 1: Complete Streets: Building Support and Achieving Results
What makes a street complete and how do we get there? From the basics to best practices, learn how to make your local roads safe and accessible for all. In this session you'll hear about Complete Streets initiatives from experienced practitioners who have overcome a variety of challenges to build consensus and advance polices and projects from concept to completion.

Speaker: Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP, PP, Managing Director and Adjunct Professor with the Voorhees Transportation Center at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

As a licensed professional planner, Leigh Ann has over 20 years of experience in transportation and land use planning, specializing in creating healthy, active communities for all ages and abilities through design, research, education, and training. Leigh Ann manages the NJ Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes and Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Centers and the New Jersey School Crossing Guard program. She also conducts training on Health in All Policies and serves on the Morris County Trail Program Advisory Committee.

Speaker: Jennifer Duckworth, Senior Environmental Engineer with Tetra Tech and founder of the Millburn Pedestrian Safety Committee

Specializing in stormwater permits and green infrastructure, Jennifer manages stormwater compliance for municipal and industrial facilities, writes and edits hazard mitigation plans and technical documents, manages contracts, supports trainings and meetings, and designs outreach and education materials. She serves on the Essex County Environmental Commission, on the Jersey Water Works Green Infrastructure Subcommittee, and as trustee of the Rahway River Watershed Association. Solving problems through engineering, policy, and science, she spearheaded the Millburn Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board and Millburn PTOC School Safety Committee to improve communications with the municipality and schools and to streamline programs for success with grant opportunities.

Moderator: Lisa Leone, Community Sustainability Coordinator, Avenues in Motion

10:25 - 10:55 - Breakout and Guided Discussion: Transportation Safety in Your Community

11:00 - 11:45 - Panel 2: Meet the Funders!
Navigating the world of infrastructure funding can be a challenge. Hear directly from representatives of two of the main funding arms for transportation projects in New Jersey on the various funding options available, common pitfalls to avoid in project proposals, partners to involve, and how to align to broader agency goals to ensure project success.

Speaker: Sascha Frimpong, Director of Local Project Development at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Speaker: David Bruccoleri, Manager of the Local Aid & Economic Development Division Office at the New Jersey Department of Transportation

Moderator: Dan Callas, President, Avenues in Motion

11:45 - Closing Remarks

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