Last month, Governor Phil Murphy announced critical funding to expand access to safe transportation and improve access to public transit facilities across the state of New Jersey. The awards total more than $24 million across three programs as part of Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget. It’s worth mentioning that funding for the Local Aid and Economic Development Grants line-item increased by nearly 50% over the last fiscal year.
The Safe Streets to Transit Program will provide $13.4 million in funding to improve access to transit facilities and public transportation in counties and municipalities, including Dover, which will utilize its nearly $800,000 award to improve traffic signals that will help protect pedestrians and children commuting to school. Additionally, the Local Bikeway Program will provide $8.4 million to promote bicycling as an alternate mode of transportation, while the Transit Village Program will provide $2.9 million toward the revitalization and redevelopment of transit facilities and mixed-use development.
In New Jersey’s counties that make up the Greater Philadelphia area there are several projects that were selected, including projects beyond the region that are worth mentioning:
- Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation funded a Circuit Trails Segment – Pretty Brook Rd segment of the Lawrence Hopewell
- Princeton – Cherry Hill Rd Shared Pathway Extension
- West Windsor Township – Conover Rd Connection to South Post Rd
- Delran – Community Park Bike Path Improvements
- Gibbsboro – Sidepath Haddonfield-Berlin Rd
- This project would fill in gap in the side-path on CR 561 in the Gibbsboro Greenway and Bikeway Network
- Voorhees – Kirkwood Park Bike Path
- Woolwich Township High Hill Rd Shared Use Path – Phase 3
- Township Plan envisions extending the existing trail to Township Line Rd
Be sure to check out the map for the full list of projects and where they’re located throughout New Jersey.