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Transportation Capital Program
Fiscal Year 2017


The Transportation Capital Program for FY 2017 describes the planned capital investments for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2016. It represents the annual element of the New Jersey Department of Transportationís and NJ Transitís ten-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Focusing on the departmentís Core Missionósafety, infrastructure preservation, mass transit, mobility and congestion relief, and operations and maintenanceóthis Capital Program outlines projects and programs that rebuild the Stateís bridges and roads, provide mass transit services, and reduce congestion by deploying Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology.

This Capital Program reflects the need to prioritize spending in a difficult economic environment by carefully evaluating transportation needs and targeting limited resources toward safety, fix-it-first and state-of-good-repair initiatives.


The FY 2017 Transportation Capital Program totals $3.910 billion and is funded primarily by the State Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), federal, and third-party resources. This includes a total of $3.680 billion for both NJDOT and NJ Transit and $230 million for Port Authority projects.

State Funds

State funds are programmed at $1.600 billion.
  • $1.0175 billion for NJDOT
  • $582.5 million TTF for NJ TRANSIT

Federal Funds

Federal revenues for FY 2017 are projected at $1.9948 billion. NJDOTís share of the federal funding is $924.4 million, while NJ Transitís allotment is $1.0704 billion.

Sources of Funds

  1. $230 M PANY&NJís Route 440 Bayonne Bridge project; $55.1 M Port Newark Container Terminal, Access Improvement and Expansion Project; $5 M Route 1&9 Interchange (Union).
  2. $17.5 M Casino Revenue Fund; $6.9M Operating Agreements.


NJDOTís $2.232 billion Capital Program addresses New Jerseyís transportation needs:
  • The NJDOT program provides $551 million for state and local bridges. Bridge investments range from funding for high-cost bridges to implementation of a variety of rehabilitation programs and local bridge rehabilitations.
  • The NJDOT program provides $417 million dedicated to road assets, including pavement rehabilitation, reconstruction and resurfacing.
  • The NJDOT program provides $102 million for safety improvements. Key programs funded include the Crash Reduction Program, Intersection Improvement Program, Pedestrian Safety Initiatives, Rail-Highway Grade Crossings, and Safe Routes to School Program.
  • The NJDOT program provides $244 million in funds to address highway congestion through infrastructure improvements as well as efforts to better manage traffic and respond to incidents.
  • The NJDOT program provides $127 million for multimodal investments that support maritime, freight, and rail initiatives as well as bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

NJ Transit

NJ Transitís $1.6783 billion capital program addresses New Jerseyís mass transit needs:
  • The program budget allots over $1.662 billion to address NJ Transitís state-of-good-repair needs, debt service obligations, preventive maintenance and local programs. The program continues to provide funding to support for ongoing track replacement, bridge and tunnel inspections and improvements, security improvements, signal system upgrades, overhead power line and electric substation upgrades, replacement of buses in NJ Transitís fleet, and other rail station and bus terminal improvements throughout New Jersey.
  • The program allocates $16.3 million through the Federal Transit Administrationís Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy.

Port Authority Bridges

The Capital Program includes PANYNJ funding of $230 million to raise the Route 440 Bayonne Bridge. This project is shown in this Capital Program to remain consistent with federal budgeting directives.

Local System Support

Local System Support totals $418 million. NJDOT is providing $368 million in federal and state funded local system support, which includes the $165 million State Aid Program for municipalities and counties as well as the $25 million Local Bridge Initiatives Program. NJ Transitís local support totals $50 million. Additionally, funds for programs such as Local Safety, High Risk Rural Roads, Safe Routes to School, and Culvert Inspection are programmed on the local system.

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