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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Jim Berzok
609-530-2034

RELEASE:
April 5, 2002


Fox announces $3 million in “Centers”grants
to municipalities for local transportation projects


Transportation Commissioner James P. Fox today announced the award of $3 million in grants for local transportation improvement projects throughout the state. The funds are being allocated through New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) FY2002 Local Aid program.

The grants are specifically awarded through the NJDOT’s Local Aid for Centers of Place program.

“A transportation system as complex as New Jersey’s should not only allow people to move from one part of the state to another, but it should support local transportation objectives,” Commissioner Fox said. “The investments we make today in preserving and enhancing our local transportation system will pay for itself and then some, especially for future generations of New Jersey residents.”

Local Aid for Centers of Place grants are awarded for non-traditional transportation projects that advance the development agenda in municipalities designated as “urban, regional, town or village centers” under the State Development and Redevelopment Plan (SDRP).

“The Local Aid for Centers program creates an excellent opportunity for towns to use state transportation funding to advance projects that are outside the traditional concept of a transportation project, such as the creation of bikeways, restoration of historic structures or beautification of downtown business areas,” Fox noted.

A list of the projects receiving “Centers of Place” grants is attached.

County Municipality Project Amount
Cape May Wildwood City Pacific Avenue Streetscape $200,000
Cape May Woodbine Township Washington Avenue Streetscape $275,000
Cumberland Millville City Maurice River Waterfront Streetscape $200,000
Hudson Jersey City Destination Jersey City Wayfinding $500,000
Monmouth Atlantic HighlandsBorough First Avenue Streetscape $250,000
Monmouth Freehold Borough Main Street Pedestrian Crosswalk $300,000
Morris Netcong Borough Main Street Lighting and Streetscape $200,000
Morris Morristown South Street/Route 124 Streetscape $350,000
Passaic Bloomingdale Borough Town Center Redevelopment $75,000
Passaic Paterson City Downtown Transit & Historic Connector $500,000
Somerset Franklin Township Kingston Village Pedestrian Access $150,000
Total $3,000,000
 
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