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Transportation Capital Program
Fiscal Year 2011


Introduction


The Transportation Capital Program for FY 2011 describes the planned capital expenditures and revenue sources supporting those investments for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. It represents the annual element of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s and NJ TRANSIT’s ten-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). This version was developed based on negotiations with our MPO planning partners, state officials and legislative leaders.

A companion document, the Statewide Capital Investment Strategy, Fiscal Years 2011-2020, outlines transportation investment categories and recommended annual investment levels based on revenue assumptions.

This capital program reflects the need to prioritize spending in a difficult economic environment while carefully evaluating transportation needs and targeting limited resources toward safety and state-of-good-repair initiatives.

Overview

The FY 2011 Transportation Capital Program is supported primarily by the state Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and federal resources. The overall program presented in final form amounts to $3.54 billion.

In anticipation of renewal of the Transportation Trust Fund in 2011, the FY 2011 Capital Program compresses some anticipated multi-year TTF expenditures into FY 2011. This limits the available resources in several asset areas of the spending plan for new projects.

In late April, as anticipated, federal apportionments under the HIRE Act were $97 million higher than in FY 2009. The additional federal funding will, allow nearly 10 additional state-of-good-repair road resurfacing projects to advance in the FY 2011 capital program.

Transportation Trust Fund

TTF support is programmed at $1.6 billion.
  • $1.0 billion for NJDOT
  • $0.6 billion for NJ TRANSIT

Federal Support

Federal support for FY 2011 is projected at $1.72 billion. NJDOT’s share of the federal funding is $1.12 billion, while NJ TRANSIT’s allotment is $600 million.

Source of Funds

Local System Support

The plan includes $200 million of TTF funding for local aid. This represents a reduction from last year’s program which had a one time $50 million increase in support. Overall, federal and state funded local system support totals $413 million.

Highlights

NJDOT’s $2.19 billion capital program addresses New Jersey’s transportation needs in the following ways:
  • The NJDOT program provides funding for state and local bridge needs of over $714 million. Bridge investments range from funding for high-cost bridges to implementation of a variety of rehabilitation programs and local bridge rehabilitations.
  • The NJDOT program also provides $191 million dedicated to pavement rehabilitation, reconstruction and resurfacing.
  • The NJDOT program provides $84 million for safety programs. Key programs funded under NJDOT’s Safety First Initiative include the Safe Corridors (implementing improvements identified by Safety Impact Teams in high-hazard corridors), the Safe Routes to School Program, and pedestrian safety initiatives.
  • The NJDOT program provides $437 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 $99 million for multimodal investments that support maritime, freight, and rail initiatives as well as bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
NJ Transit’s $1.35 billion capital program addresses New Jersey’s mass transit needs in the following ways:
  • The program budget allots over $1 billion to address NJ TRANSIT’s state-of-good-repair needs, debt service obligations, preventive maintenance and local programs. The program continues to provide funding to support the replacement of almost 1400 transit-style buses in NJ TRANSIT’s fleet as well as providing funding for ongoing track replacement, bridge and tunnel inspections and improvements, security improvements, signal system upgrades, overhead power line and electric substation upgrades and other rail station and bus terminal improvements throughout New Jersey.
  • The NJ TRANSIT program provides almost $300 million for ongoing expansion projects, including the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) trans-Hudson tunnel project, the Portal Bridge project and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 8th Street Extension.


 
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