NJTTF Funding for Essex County, 2014-2015

New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund provides over $160 million in grants to counties and municipalities for local infrastructure projects. That’s why the NJ State League of Municipalities, representing municipalities around the state, said, “The replenishment of the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) remains a top priority for the League…The TTF has been a major source of funding for local transportation projects for almost thirty years.” [Source]

Without TTF funds, municipalities would be forced to either cancel/postpone local infrastructure projects or look for alternative means of funding, including property taxes.

Municipality

Project

Amount

Belleville Township Clinton Street and Tappan Avenue $246,885
Bloomfield Township Myrtle Street/JFK Drive North & South Intersection $273,754
Caldwell Borough Brookside Avenue (Section 3) $235,000
Cedar Grove Township Commerce Road $235,000
East Orange City Various Streets – 2015 – East Orange $412,350
Essex Fells Borough Rensselaer Road (Section 3) and Fells Road (Section 10) $221,400
Fairfield Township Lehigh Drive (Section 2) $226,000
Glen Ridge Borough Various Streets – 2015 – Glen Ridge $232,000
Irvington Township Park Place $377,637
Livingston Township East McClellan Avenue (Section 6) $235,000
Maplewood Township Springfield Avenue (Section 12) $247,500
Millburn Township Great Hills Road (Section 3) $207,100
Montclair Township Gates Avenue (Section 2) $221,544
Newark City Various Streets – 2015 – Newark (12 Locations, MA-15) $1,341,640
North Caldwell Borough White Oak Drive (Section 2) $220,700
Nutley Township Park Avenue (Section 3) $232,000
Orange City Various Streets – 2015 – Orange $311,444
Roseland Borough Becker Farm Road (Section 2) $217,000
South Orange Village Township Academy Street $242,000
Verona Township Claremont Avenue (Section 2) $226,000
West Caldwell Township Westover Avenue (Section 2) $226,000
West Orange Township Belgrade Terrace and Cherry Street $226,000
Bloomfield Town Township Lackawanna Transit Station Improvement Project $236,000
Newark City Greenway Bike Route, Downtown Transit Connector $332,000
Essex County County projects $4,749,000

$11,930,954

* Sources: County Aid, Municipal Aid
DISCLAIMER: This list is based on state data from 2014-2015. Some projects on this list may already be completed.

The importance of a modern and safe infrastructure to local communities cannot be understated. We all have a road or a bridge near us that was once old, poorly maintained, and unsafe and is now smooth, brighter, and safer thanks to the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund.

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