Menendez Announces Nearly $5 Million In Funding For NJ Transit Buses, Facilities

Menendez Announces Nearly $5 Million In Funding For NJ Transit Buses, Facilities

Washington - Today, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the New Jersey Transit Corporation has been awarded nearly $5 Million dollars, primarily in Economic Recovery funding, to enhance NJ Transit's bus service. The funds will be used to replace 32 buses and add nine new ones. Additional funds will support Camden's Pennsauken Transit Center intermodal bus facility, including project administration expenses and its environmental assessment.
"This funding will help ensure that New Jersey families continue to have affordable and efficient day-to-day transportation options," said Menendez. "It will also enhance New Jersey's economic competitiveness and air quality for generations to come. By investing in public transportation, we are working to spur and our economic recovery and lay the foundation for economic security in the 21st century."
The $5 million in funding will be distributed as follows:
· $4,838,468 in Economic Recovery funding to purchase vehicle equipment for 18 operators of rural services and one intercity operator. Funds in the amount of $3,980,000 will be used to purchase six 30ft. and 26 buses shorter than 30ft. for replacement. Funds will also be used to purchase two 40ft. and seven buses shorter than 30ft. for expansion.
· $200,640 for the continuation of site analysis and design work at the Pennsauken Transit Center, located in Camden County.

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