NJTPA Update Blog

July 2017

NJTPA Board Approves Funds for Transportation Alternatives Projects

Posted: 7/11/2017 9:14:59 AM

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s Board of Trustees approved funding for 27 transportation alternative projects totaling $19.46 million, including pedestrian and bicycle facilities, trails, improved access to transit and environmental and historic preservation.

“These are important projects that will improve safety and enhance the quality of life in communities across our region,” said Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Chairman of the NJTPA Board of Trustees. “This funding will pay for trail work along the Morris Canal, improve access to train stations and make our sidewalks and streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.”

The Board voted to accept the projects at its July 11, 2017 meeting. The projects, which have already been approved by New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation Richard Hammer, are in 26 municipalities in 10 different counties in the NJTPA region.

The Transportation Alternatives Program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration. The program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation in partnership with the NJTPA and the state’s other two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).

The full list of 27 projects that received funding is available here (p. 81).