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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Brendan Gill or Erin Phalon

RELEASE: January 5,2006

NJDOT announces $2.5 million in
Transportation Enhancement grants

(Trenton) Commissioner Jack Lettiere today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) awarded $2.5 million in Transportation Enhancement grants funded through the federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA-LU).


"The Transportation Enhancement program enables NJDOT to invest in non-traditional projects that improve the quality of life in communities statewide , said Commissioner Lettiere. These investments will pay dividends for generations of New Jersey residents.


The grants will fund 14 projects in fiscal year 2006, including $250,000 for the Rahway River Bike Path in South Orange Village Township, $200,000 for the Perth Amboy Gateways and Historical Markers in Perth Amboy, and $100,000 for the Central Railroad of New Jersey Caboose Project in Fanwood Borough.


Transportation Enhancement (TE) projects are designed to preserve and protect environmental and cultural resources and promote alternative modes of transportation. Transportation Enhancement grants typically fund non-traditional transportation projects, including the creation of bicycling and pedestrian trails, restoration of historic canals, historic train station rehabilitations and improvements to downtown streetscapes. NJDOT awards funds for project design, right of way acquisition and construction.


Here is the list of FY 2006 Recipients :


Teaneck Township                Ward Plaza Streetscape                     $250,000

Mount Ephraim Borough        Kings Highway Streetscape                $250,000

Wildwood City                      Pacific Avenue Streetscape                  $150,000

Bloomfield Township             Bloomfield Station Redevelopment      $100,000

Cedar Grove Township          Pompton Avenue Streetscape            $150,000

South Orange Village            Rahway River Bike Path                      $250,000

Glassboro Borough               Downtown Streetscapes VI                $150,000

Swedesboro Borough            Pedestrian Enhancements                 $200,000

Harrison Town                     North 5 th Street Pedestrian Bridge     $200,000

High Bridge Borough             Business District Enhancements         $200,000

Hopewell Borough                Streetscape Improvements                 $150,000

Perth Amboy                       Perth Amboy Gateways                        $200,000

Fanwood Borough                Central RR Caboose Project                $100,000

Plainfield City                      Business District Streetscape               $100,000

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