Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of New Jersey’s 2008-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program* reveals that transit projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (31 percent). Bridge maintenance/replacement projects comprise 18 percent and new road capacity projects make up 17 percent of the STIP. Projects classified as “other” follow at 16 percent. These projects include funds dedicated to unspecified program implementation costs as well as county and municipal aid to be distributed by the state’s metropolitan planning organizations for projects not specified in the STIP. Road maintenance/minor widening projects account for 9 percent. Safety projects make up 4 percent, and road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) are 3 percent of the STIP. Bicycle/pedestrian projects and bridge capacity expansion projects each account for 1 percent of the STIP. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2008-2018*
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$3,555.89|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$1,462.79|
|New Road Capacity||$6,868.18|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$254.43|
* New Jersey’s STIP includes NJDOT and NJTransit projects (2009-2018), selected New Jersey Authority projects (2008-2017) and transition projects for NJDOT and NJTransit.
** Funds dedicated to the canceled Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) project were not included. ARC funds totaled $1,128.43 million in the STIP.