Department of Transportation


The Transportation Capital Program for FY 2020 describes the planned capital investments for the State fiscal year starting July 1, 2019. It represents the annual element of the New Jersey Department of Transportations and NJ Transits federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Focusing on the Departments and Transit's Core Mission—safety, infrastructure preservation, mass transit, mobility and congestion relief, and operations and maintenance—this Capital Program outlines projects and programs that rebuild and maintain the States bridges and roads, provide mass transit services, and reduce congestion by deploying Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology.

This   Capital   Program   reflects   the   careful   deliberation   required   to   prioritize   spending   by evaluating transportation needs  and  targeting  limited  resources  toward  safety,  fix-it-first and state-of-good-repair initiatives.


The FY 2020 Transportation Capital Program totals $3.730 billion and is funded primarily by the State Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), federal, and third-party resources. The NJDOT total is $2.307 billion and the NJ Transit total is $1.422 billion.

State Funds
State, or TTF funds, are programmed at $2.000 billion.
  • $810 million NJDOT
  • $430 million Local Aid
  • $760 million for NJ TRANSIT
Federal Funds
Federal revenues for FY 2019 are projected at $1.672 billion. NJDOT’s share of the federal funding is $1.068 billion, while NJ Transit’s allotment is $604 million.

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NJDOT’s $2.307 billion Capital Program addresses New Jersey’s transportation needs:
  • The NJDOT program provides $657 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 $390 million dedicated to road assets, including pavement rehabilitation, reconstruction and resurfacing.

  • The NJDOT program provides $176 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
  • The NJDOT program provides $251 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 over $71 million for multimodal investments that support maritime, freight, and rail initiatives as well as bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
NJ Transit
NJ Transit’s $1.422 billion capital program addresses New Jersey’s mass transit needs:The program budget allots funds to address NJ Transit’s state‑of‑good‑repair needs, debt to provide funding to support 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 Transit’s fleet, and other rail station and bus terminal improvements throughout New Jersey.

Local System Support
Local System Support totals $661 million. NJDOT totals $625 million in federal and state funded local system Aid Program for municipalities and counties; $47.3 million to Local Bridge Future Needs; $30.1million for the newly created Local Freight Impact Fund; and $7.5 million to Local Aid Infrastructure Fund and $22.6 million to the Local Aid Infrastructure Bank. NJ Transit’s localsupport totals $36 million. Additionally, funds for programs such as Local Safety, High RiskRural Roads, Safe Routes to School, and Culvert Inspection are programmed on the local system.

Last updated date: December 23, 2019 2:40 PM