New Jersey Transit

NEW JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION
FISCAL YEAR 2019 REQUEST FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, and under provisions of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), gives notice of its intent to apply for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 federal financial assistance, Federal Fiscal Year 2018, Federal Fiscal Year 2017, and Federal Fiscal Year 2016 carryover funds from the following programs: $288.59 million under 49 U.S.C. Section 5307 for operating and capital assistance; $163.63 million under Section 5337 State of Good Repair; $14.42 million under Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities; $11.27 million under 49 U.S.C. Sections 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, and Section 5311 Rural Transportation Program; $130.61 million of Federal Highway Authority; $45.83 million under Section 5324 Public Transportation Emergency Relief; and $3.16 million of Discretionary funding for a total of $657.51 million.

Federal operating funds will be matched as required with funds provided by the State of New Jersey and local recipients in conformance with Federal and State guidelines. NJ TRANSIT intends to provide the non-Federal share of capital projects through credit for toll revenues. The Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Federal program is described below.

FISCAL YEAR 2019 FEDERAL PROGRAM


Proposed Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program
(in Millions of Dollars)



PROJECT   FEDERAL
Capital Lease Payments   40.561
Cumberland County Bus Program   1.020
East Windsor Community Shuttle Operation Support   0.100
Preventive Maintenance - Bus   108.351
Preventive Maintenance - Rail   66.351
Rail Rolling Stock   72.209
 
Total:   $288.592


Proposed Section 5337 State of Good Repair
(in Millions of Dollars)



PROJECT   FEDERAL
Preventive Maintenance - Rail   163.626
 
Total:   $163.626


Proposed Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities
(in Millions of Dollars)



PROJECT   FEDERAL
Articulated Buses   12.867
Bus Signs/Shelters Maint/Upgrade Program   1.558
 
Total:   $14.425


Proposed Section 5310, 5311
(in Millions of Dollars)



PROJECT   FEDERAL
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities   7.239
Rural Transportation Assistance Program   4.033
 
Total:   $11.272


Proposed Federal Highway Authority (FHWA)
(in Millions of Dollars)



PROJECT   FEDERAL
CMAQ/5307-DVRPC   1.980
CMAQ/5307-NJTPA   2.800
CMAQ/5310-DVRPC   1.505
Multi-Level III Rail Car Purchase   121.824
Passaic Bus Terminal   2.500
 
Total:   $130.609


Proposed Section 5324 Public Transportation Emergency Relief
(in Millions of Dollars)



PROJECT   FEDERAL
Super Storm Sandy - NJ TRANSITGRID   45.829
 
Total:   $45.829


Proposed Discretionary Funding
(in Millions of Dollars)



PROJECT   FEDERAL
Electric Buses   0.500
Passaic Bus Terminal   2.656
 
Total:   $3.156


A. Property Acquisition/Environmental, Economic, and Social Aspects

Any property acquisition or relocation that may be required will be conducted in accordance with the appropriate provisions of the law and regulatory requirements. As appropriate, the social, economic, environmental, and relocation aspects of the projects will be investigated. If required under applicable laws and regulations, interim findings may be presented at a future public hearing and further public comment will be solicited. Prior to the implementation of any of the projects and to the extent required, NJ TRANSIT may prepare an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to Federal regulations. The availability of this document will be made known by publication in the same manner as this notice. NJ TRANSIT will adhere to all Federal statutes and regulations affecting structures or properties eligible for or on the National Register of Historic Places.

B. Comprehensive Planning

NJ TRANSIT projects are developed in coordination with the following planning organizations: The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, which is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Northeast New Jersey urbanized area; the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, which is the designated MPO for Camden, Mercer, Burlington, and Gloucester counties; and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, which is the designated MPO for Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. The MPOs are the forums for local decision-making concerning the proposed projects. The projects are developed in consultation with local elected officials, interested citizens, and providers of private bus services.

C. Private Enterprise Participation

Through the comprehensive planning process administered by the MPOs and ongoing communication with NJ TRANSIT's Office of Private Carrier Affairs, NJ TRANSIT continues to discuss with private carriers their participation in the capital program. In addition, NJ TRANSIT encourages, to the maximum extent possible, the participation of the private sector in the development and implementation of public transportation in the State of New Jersey.

D. Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Services to be provided will be consistent with NJ TRANSIT's program of reduced interstate and intrastate rail and bus fares for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Every reasonable effort will be made to plan and design program elements involving facilities generally available to the public with careful consideration of the special needs of senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

E. Public Input

NJ TRANSIT invites public comments on the above projects and its performance. Requests for additional information on NJ TRANSIT’s program of projects, written comments and/or requests for a public hearing should be sent to Joyce J. Zuczek, Board Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the Board, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105-2246 by August 16, 2019.

Based on comments received in response to this notice and information made available, NJ TRANSIT may modify the above program before final submission to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and will make a determination, pursuant to FTA regulations, as to whether a public hearing is in order. The above list of proposed projects will become the final list of projects unless notification is provided in the same manner as this public notice.



Kevin S. Corbett
President & CEO
New Jersey Transit Corporation