Update on FY2017 Project Funding

NJ State Senate Approves Transportation Trust Fund

Following the reauthorization of the Transportation Trust Fund and the voter approval of Public Question # 2, The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced plans for a $900 million Capital Program for FY2017.

Following the reauthorization of the Transportation Trust Fund and the voter approval of Public Question # 2, The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced plans for a $900 million Capital Program for FY2017. The proposed program includes 23 pavement specific projects, 4 of which have already been bid for a total of $14.58 million, 15 projects are in the $1-$5 million range, 3 projects are in the $5-$10 million range, and 1 project is anticipated to be in the range of $10-$20 million.

The proposed program includes 23 pavement specific projects, 4 of which have already been bid for a total of $14.58 million, 15 projects are in the $1-$5 million range, 3 projects are in the $5-$10 million range, and 1 project is anticipated to be in the range of $10-$20 million. The NJ Department of Transportation has also recently provided a list of FY2017 Construction projects to be let by the Operations Division. The list includes 50 projects valued at a minimum of $175 Million.

The NJ Department of Transportation has also recently provided a list of FY2017 Construction projects to be let by the Operations Division. The list includes 50 projects valued at a minimum of $175 Million.In addition, under the new transportation funding program, aid to County and Municipal governments is scheduled to double from approximately $190 Million to an eventual total of $400 Million per year. There have been some recent news articles regarding when these Local Aid funds will become available. Because the Legislature had previously appropriated only $1.6 Billion for the year as part of the State Budget which was effective July 1, 2016 and because the TTF was not approved until later in the year, the State may need to take certain actions to make these new funds available during the current Fiscal Year.

In addition, under the new transportation funding program, aid to County and Municipal governments is scheduled to double from approximately $190 Million to an eventual total of $400 Million per year. There have been some recent news articles regarding when these Local Aid funds will become available. Because the Legislature had previously appropriated only $1.6 Billion for the year as part of the State Budget which was effective July 1, 2016 and because the TTF was not approved until later in the year, the State may need to take certain actions to make these new funds available during the current Fiscal Year. NJAPA is working cooperatively with the NJ Association of Counties, League of Municipalities and others to expedite as much funding as possible during the current fiscal year, however to make this funding available the Legislature likely will need to pass a supplemental appropriation to allow the State to use the newly collected funds from the gas tax increase in accordance with the Transportation Trust Fund law.

NJAPA is working cooperatively with the NJ Association of Counties, League of Municipalities and others to expedite as much funding as possible during the current fiscal year, however to make this funding available the Legislature likely will need to pass a supplemental appropriation to allow the State to use the newly collected funds from the gas tax increase in accordance with the Transportation Trust Fund law. NJAPA will continue to advocate for these funds and will continue to update association members on the status of funding.

Please see the NJDOT Capital Program Project List and the NJDOT Operations Project List, linked here:
NJDOT Capital Projects List  
NJDOT Operations Project List  

Please also see the article from Politico which outlines the Local Aid issue:
Politico Article on Local Aid Funding  

Any questions or discussion please contact the association office at anytime.
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