The Murphy Administration has announced that five municipalities in the state, including two in Atlantic County, have received grants totaling $1 million to help advance bikeway projects.

According to a press release, the Bikeway Grant Program is part of NJDOT’s Local Aid program funded through the State Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). The recent gas tax increase as part TTF renewal in 2016 more than doubled the overall amount of funds for local road and bridge safety improvement projects to $400 million, most of which goes to County and Municipal Aid.

This year, NJDOT received 51 applications for bikeway grants, requesting $16.6 million. The following five municipalities received grants totaling $1 million available in FY 2018:

  • Brigantine, Atlantic County: $170,000.00
  • Ventnor City, Atlantic County: $190,000.00
  • Voorhees, Camden County: $160,000.00
  • Monroe, Gloucester County: $270,000.00
  • Plainsboro, Middlesex County: $210,000.00

The Bikeway Grant Program provides $1 million in grants annually to counties and municipalities to promote bikeways as an alternate mode of transportation to support the State’s goal of achieving 1,000 new miles of dedicated bikeways in New Jersey.