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Future of Transportation Contest for Kid and Teens

Mar 3, 2021

The Monmouth County Transportation Council supports the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s efforts to develop its Long Range Transportation Plan, and would like to share this message about a contest for kids and teens that asks, “What do you think transportation will be like in the future?”

The Future of Transportation Contest – win $100 gift card!

Tell the kids and teens in your life about NJTPA On Air!

Thirty years from now, our region’s youngest residents will be the ones using the transportation network. That’s why NJTPA wants to hear from children and teens as part of the public engagement for the next long-range transportation plan, Plan 2050: Transportation, People, Opportunity.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NJTPA On Air radio booth can’t go on the road like it did four years ago for the last long-range plan. So instead, NJTPA is challenging children and teens to go online, listen to our one-minute podcast, and creatively answer this question: What do you think transportation will be like in the future, say when you are your parents’ age?

Participants can create and submit videos, animations, short audio recordings, images, poems, drawings, or short essays on their vision for the future of transportation. There will be a total of five prizes awarded — one for most creative entry in each of five age categories (see official rules for details).

Visit for all the details on how to participate! And please, use the social media graphics (above and below) to help spread the word to the kids in your community.

Send in your submissions by March 12th.

Good luck to all participants!