Menendez, Booker Announce $3.8 Million to Improve Bus Facilities in NJ

Menendez, Booker Announce $3.8 Million to Improve Bus Facilities in NJ

$1.2 million will go to building an operations center for Cape May County Fare Free Transportation, which provides 117,000 trips a year to residents, veterans, seniors and others.

   

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced $3.8 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration to improve bus facilities in New Jersey. The awards include $2.6 million for New Jersey Transit to replace roofs at three bus garages in the Meadowlands, Greenville, and Wayne, and $1.2 million for Cape May County to build an operations center that will help consolidate and improve efficiency in their paratransit service.

“As the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate’s transit subcommittee, I am constantly working to win New Jersey the federal grants that can keep our transit systems up to date and serving the people who need it most,” said Sen. Menendez. “I’m proud of this win because maintaining our bus facilities in North Jersey and streamlining Cape May County Fare Free Transportation is essential to maintaining the safe and affordable transit operations that help New Jersyans thrive." 

“New Jersey’s transit systems serve as vital arteries for our entire region that are critical to keeping travelers and our economy moving,” said Sen. Booker. “By making key federal investments in the modernization of our region’s aging infrastructure, we are taking important steps to boost job creation, bolster our economy, and strengthen New Jersey’s economic competiveness.”

 

Project Sponsor

Project Description

Funding amount

NJ TRANSIT Corporation

New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) will receive funding to replace roofs at three bus garages: Meadowlands (North Bergen, NJ); Greenville (Jersey City, NJ) and Wayne (Wayne, NJ). These improvements will help NJ TRANSIT maintain a state of good repair.

$2,600,000

Cape May County Fare Free Transportation

Cape May County Fare Free Transportation will receive funding to help build an operations building to consolidate management and operations to realize efficiencies and improve service.  The paratransit service provides about 117,000 trips a year to residents, veterans, seniors and others. Cape May County has the highest population of seniors in New Jersey.

$1,200,000

 

 

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