Lakewood To Receive $542,000 State Grant To Improve Pedestrian Safety At Bus Terminal

The Murphy Administration today announced $13.6 million in Fiscal Year 2024 Safe Streets to Transit Program (SSTT) grants for 29 projects in 12 counties. This year’s grants represent the largest amount of funds provided in a single year for the Safe Streets to Transit Program.

Included in those grants is $542,000 to Lakewood Township in order to improve “Bus Terminal Pedestrian Route Improvements.”

The Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) program is one of several pedestrian safety initiatives funded through the State Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). The SSTT program provides funding to counties and municipalities to improve the overall safety and accessibility for mass transit riders walking to transit facilities. The program encourages transit users to walk to transit stations and facilitates the implementation of projects and activities that will improve pedestrian conditions within a 1-mile radius of
a transit facility or station.

Traditionally, the SSTT program provides $1 million in grants annually. This year, additional funding was appropriated for Grants-in-Aid in the amount of $20 million for the Safe Streets to Transit Program, Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities/Accommodations, and the Transit Village Program. Of the $20 million, $10.8 million was provided for the SSTT Program. An additional $1.8 million was also appropriated for Pedestrian Safety Grants and applied to the SSTT program. These additional funds, combined with the usual $1 million for the program, brings the total FY24 SSTT funding to $13.6 million.

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