NJ Transit board approves $47M in local and state funds to transportation programs

    The NJ Transit Board of Directors on Wednesday approved $47 million in local and state funding to implement programs that will help to improve transportation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, economically disadvantaged residents and residents living in rural areas.

    NJ Transit says each program extends or complements existing services.

    “These programs help extend the reach of NJ Transit service in some areas and fill in gaps in service where there is need, offering increased mobility for many New Jersey residents, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein said in a statement.

    The programs include the state’s Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transporatation Assistance Program and a federal program aimed at providing training and technical assistance for small transit operators.

    “The $47 million we are allocating is an investment in transportation options that enable thousands of residents to travel more easily around the state,” Transportation Commmissioner and NJ Transit Board Chairman James Simpson said in a statement.

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