Department of Transportation


The Transportation Capital Program for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 describes the planned capital investments for the State fiscal year effectively starting July 1, 2020. It represents the annual element of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s and NJ Transit’s 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 need to prioritize spending by carefully evaluating transportation needs and targeting limited resources toward safety, fix-it-first and state-of-good-repair initiatives.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SFY2021 Capital Program was divided and appropriated in two separate legislative sessions. The first appropriation occurred July 1, 2020 and included partial TTF and federal funding for NJDOT and NJ Transit to cover first quarter needs. The second appropriation occurred October 1, 2020. The projected total of each appropriation is presented below.


The FY 2021 Transportation Capital Program totals $4.359 billion and is funded primarily by the State Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), federal, and third-party resources. The NJDOT total is $2.929 billion and the NJ Transit total is $1.430 billion.

State Funds

State, or TTF funds, are programmed at $2.600 billion.

  • $1,410 million NJDOT
  • $430 million Local Aid
  • $760 million for NJ TRANSIT
Federal Funds

Federal revenues for FY 2021 are projected at $1.709 billion.  NJDOT’s share of the federal
funding is $1.085 billion, while NJ Transit’s allotment is $624 million.

Sources of Funds image
$18.5M Casino Revenue Funds; $1.9M Match Funds; $25.00M NJ Turnpike Funds


NJDOT’s $2.929 billion Capital Program addresses New Jersey’s transportation needs:

  • The NJDOT program provides $785 million for state and local bridges.  Bridge
    investments range from funding for high‑cost bridges to implementation of a variety of
    rehabilitation programs and local bridge rehabilitations.
  • The NJDOT program provides $658 million dedicated to road assets, including pavement
    rehabilitation, reconstruction and resurfacing.
  • The NJDOT program provides $227 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
  • The NJDOT program provides $245 million in funds to address highway congestion
    through infrastructure improvements as well as efforts to better manage traffic and
    respond to incidents.
  • The NJDOT program provides over $140 million for multimodal investments that support maritime, freight, and rail initiatives as well as bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
NJ Transit
NJ Transit’s $1.430 billion capital program addresses New Jersey’s mass transit needs:
  • The program budget 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 $671 million. NJDOT totals $635 million in federal and state funded local system support. This amount includes $430 million in State Local Aid: $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. NJ Transit’s local support totals $36 million. 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

Last updated date: October 30, 2020 11:01 AM