• First Local Freight Impact Fund Grants Awarded to NJ Municipalities

    New Jersey municipalities will receive help in providing for the safe movement of large truck traffic through the awarding of the first grants in the NJ DOT’s Local Freight Impact Fund (LFIF) program. The grants, totaling $30.1 million, are provided through the LFIF, a competitive program created as part of the October 2016 reauthorization of the Transportation Trust fund (TTF). “New Jersey roads and bridges carry some of the heaviest amount of commercial truck traffic in the country every day,” said NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, noting that the program provides state municipalities with funds to “make critical improvements to truck routes to keep our infrastructure in a state of good repair and keep our regional economy moving in the right direction.” Administered by the NJDOT Division of Local Aid and Economic Development, the first grants were awarded to 21 projects in 16 municipalities. For a list of project awards, click here. For more information on the program, click here.