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NJDOT awards $14.3 million to
municipalities for non-traditional transportation projects

The Department of Transportation recently awarded $14.3 million in transportation enhancement grants funded through the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).

While quality of life is an important value of New Jersey residents, the criteria that define it varies from community to community. Smart growth transportation planning not only improves mobility and bolsters the economy; it also improves our quality of life. These 44 grants are for projects formulated at the local level to assist New Jersey towns and counties that meet these goals.

The Transportation Enhancement program links state and federal policy and ensures that these projects are an integral part of our transportation investment policy. Transportation initiatives must include consideration of their natural environment as well as the characteristics of surrounding communities.

Enhancement grants typically fund non-traditional transportation projects, including the creation of bicycling and pedestrian trails, restoration of historic canals, historic train station rehabilitation and aesthetic conveniences and improvements to downtown streets.
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