New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday that his administration would provide $1.8 million in Safe Streets to Transit Program (SSTT) grants for seven municipal projects across the state.
In Atlantic, Essex, Mercer, Monmouth, and Passaic counties, the projects improve the overall safety and accessibility for mass transit riders walking up to a mile to get to a transit facility.
“Considering the size of our state, and our population, we must strive to reduce congestion on our roadways,” Murphy said. “As part of the effort to encourage people to consider alternate forms of transportation, we must ensure getting to transit facilities is safe and accessible for everyone.”
The grants include $140,000 for the city of Hamilton in Mercer County, $700,000 for two separate projects in Freehold and Long Branch in Monmouth County, and $160,000 for a project in Atlantic City.
Projects are judged on a competitive basis and take into consideration the proximity to a transit facility, safety, accessibility, project need, and the applicant’s past performance using other Local Aid funds.