South Jersey Transportation Authority
|Preceding agencies||New Jersey Expressway Authority
Atlantic County Transportation Authority
|Headquarters||P.O. Box 351, Hammonton, NJ 08037|
|Agency executives||Stephen Dilts, Chairman
Sam Donelson, Acting Executive Director
The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) is a quasi-private agency created by the New Jersey Legislature in 1991 to manage transportation-related services in the six South Jersey counties: Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem.
The Authority, successor to the New Jersey Expressway Authority and the Atlantic County Transportation Authority (ACTA), is responsible for coordinating South Jersey's transportation system, including highways, airports and other transportation needs. The Authority's transportation network includes public highways, including the Atlantic City Expressway, and transportation projects, such as the Atlantic City International Airport; parking facilities and functions once performed by ACTA; other public transportation facilities, and related economic development facilities in South Jersey.
The Atlantic City Expressway, a limited-access toll road, 47 miles (76 km) long, extends from approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Philadelphia, to Atlantic City, and through the Atlantic City Connector to Brigantine Island. Thirteen interchanges provide access to arterial routes, including the Garden State Parkway, and seven toll barriers control the collection of toll revenues.
Atlantic City International Airport, covers approximately 5,000 acres (20 km2) and is located near the Delilah Road exit (Interchange 9 of the Atlantic City Expressway) approximately 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Atlantic City. Aviation services include scheduled flights and charter service as well as ground handling of aircraft, fueling, aircraft maintenance, parking, registration and collection of landing and parking fees through fixed-based operators.
South Jersey Transportation Authority operates shuttle buses and vans to worksites in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
State Senator Jeff Van Drew has called for the SJTA to build the southern extension of Route 55 as an elevated toll road from its current southern terminus at Route 47 in Port Elizabeth to Cape May County.