09-12-23 | News

New Jersey Secures Record $425 Million Funding for Transportation Projects

Federal Highway Administration Allocates Highest-Ever Amount to Advance Transportation Initiatives in the Garden State
by Staff

New Jersey receives a historic $425 million federal allocation for transportation projects, with a focus on improving accessibility.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a significant investment into New Jersey's transportation infrastructure development. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has granted the state a record-breaking $425 million in federal transportation. This federal allocation is a result of the FHWA's initiative to redistribute unused funds, and it marks the fourth-highest award nationwide, with only California, Pennsylvania, and Texas receiving more.

Governor Murphy expressed his gratitude for the federal support, emphasizing its importance in enhancing transportation services crucial to New Jersey's communities. He acknowledged the persistent efforts of the congressional delegation, along with Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti and her team.

The funding will be distributed between NJ TRANSIT ($315 million) and NJDOT ($110 million) projects. NJ TRANSIT projects include modernizing bus garages, improving bus terminals, station modernizations, bridge replacements, and resilience initiatives.

NJDOT plans to use its share of the funds for a range of projects aimed at enhancing safety and reducing congestion. These include pavement preservation, bridge maintenance, bikeway and pedestrian safety enhancements, and highway resurfacing.


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