April 21, 2022

Rep. Watson Coleman Announces New Transportation, Climate Investments Headed to New Jersey Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Over $150 Million Dollars Will Fund Expanded Transportation Options For Commuters, Strengthening Clean Transportation Infrastructure and Reducing Carbon Pollution Across New Jersey

Today Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman announced that New Jersey will receive $154,483,918 in funding under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide New Jersey residents with more transportation options, ease congestion in local communities and reduce carbon pollution across the state.

“As we approach Earth Day, I am thrilled to announce our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering historic investments in cleaner, and more convenient transportation options for New Jersey commuters” said Rep. Watson Coleman.  “This deeply needed funding will slash commute times, lower costs for working families, combat harmful carbon pollution and support good-paying, union jobs.  I’m proud to have voted for this critical victory for New Jersey, and I will continue partnering with our state and local leaders to put these game-changing investments to work.”

The investments total more than $6.4 billion across the country and are administered under the Federal Highway Administration’s Carbon Reduction Program, a new initiative established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  As working families grapple with Putin’s Price Hike at the pump, this funding will allow New Jersey to deliver more transportation alternatives and reduce commute times.  These funds can be invested in a range of eligible projects, including:

·         Public transit services
·         Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
·         Traffic flow improvements
·         Congestion management technology
·         Pedestrian and cycle trails

“By strengthening New Jersey’s clean transportation infrastructure, this funding will help reduce our reliance on foreign energy and protect working families from rising costs,” said Rep. Watson Coleman. “As these investments reach our local communities, Congressional Democrats remain laser-focused on fighting Putin’s Price Hike: lowering costs, growing paychecks and creating jobs to support hard working American families in New Jersey and across the country.”