The Murphy administration announced the Fiscal Year 2019 Safe Streets to Transit Program grant with five municipal projects totaling $1 million.
The program provides funds to counties and municipalities to improve the overall safety and accessibility for mass transit riders walking to transit facilities. It encourages mass transit users to walk to transit stations and facilitates the implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety near transit stations or facilities within one mile.
The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund funds these grants.
“The Safe Streets to Transit Program focuses on pedestrian safety to and from transit facilities,” New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Providing sidewalks, safe and convenient ways to cross streets and comfortable and attractive environments, encourages walking as part of a healthy lifestyle, and reduces roadway congestion.”
The municipalities that received grants are Berkeley Heights in Union County: $410,000; Delran in Burlington County: $250,000; Margate in Atlantic County: $150,000; Red Bank in Monmouth County: $100,000; and Middle Township in Cape May County: $90,000.