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DRAFT Transportation Capital Program
Fiscal Year 2020


The Transportation Capital Program for FY 2020 describes the planned capital investments for the State fiscal year starting July 1, 2019. It represents the annual element of the New Jersey Department of Transportations and NJ Transits federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Focusing on the Departments and Transit's Core Mission—safety, infrastructure preservation, mass transit, mobility and congestion relief, and operations and maintenance—this Capital Program outlines projects and programs that rebuild and maintain the States bridges and roads, provide mass transit services, and reduce congestion by deploying Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology.

This   Capital   Program   reflects   the   careful   deliberation   required   to   prioritize   spending   by evaluating transportation needs  and  targeting  limited  resources  toward  safety,  fix-it-first and state-of-good-repair initiatives.


The FY 2020 Transportation Capital Program totals $3.679 billion, $2.277 billion allocated to NJDOT and $1.402 allocated to NJ Transit, and is funded primarily by the State Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), federal, and third-party resources.

State Funds

State, or TTF funds, are programmed at $2.000 billion.
  • $810 million NJDOT
  • $430 million Local Aid
  • $760 million for NJ TRANSIT

Federal Funds

Federal funding for FY 2020 is projected at $1.646 billion. NJDOT’s share of the federal funding is $1.037 billion, while NJ Transit’s allotment is $608.5 million.
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A portion of NJDOT’s $2.277 billion Capital Program addresses the following transportation needs:
  • $633 million for state and local bridges. Bridge investments range from funding for high-cost bridge replacements to implementation of a variety of rehabilitation programs.
  • $402 million dedicated to road assets, including pavement rehabilitation, reconstruction and resurfacing.
  • $149 million for safety improvements. Key programs funded include the Crash Reduction Program, Intersection Improvement Program, Pedestrian Safety Initiatives, Rail-Highway Grade Crossings, and Safe Routes to School Program
  • $265 million in to address highway congestion through infrastructure improvements as well as efforts to better manage traffic and respond to incidents.
  • $71 million for multimodal investments that support maritime, freight, and rail initiatives as well as bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

NJ Transit

NJ Transit’s $1.402 billion capital program allots funds to address NJ Transit’s state-of-good-repair needs, debt service obligations, preventive maintenance and local programs. The program continues to provide funding to support ongoing track replacement, bridge and tunnel inspections and improvements, security improvements, signal system upgrades, overhead power line and electric substation upgrades, replacement of buses in NJ Transit’s fleet, and other rail station and bus terminal improvements throughout New Jersey.

Local System Support

Local System Support totals $655 million. NJDOT provides $613 million in federal and state funded local system support that includes $430 million in State Local Aid allocated as follows: $322.5 million State Aid Program for municipalities and counties; $47.3 million to Local Bridge Future Needs; $30.1 million for the newly created Local Freight Impact Fund; and $7.5 million to Local Aid Infrastructure Fund and $22.6 million to the Local Aid Infrastructure Bank. Additionally, funds for programs such as Local Safety, High Risk Rural Roads, Safe Routes to School, and Culvert Inspection are programmed on the local system.

NJ Transit provides $41 million in local support.

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  Last Updated:  May 15, 2019