MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown is among the municipalities to receive part of t $1 million grant, announced town officials.
The $200,000 Transit Village Grant has been given by the Murphy Administration which will provide funding for pedestrian safefy improvements along Lafayette Avenue between Ridgedale Avenue and the NJ Transit Train Trestle, they said.
The grant will allow a design improvement, widening sidewalks with new shade trees and new crosswalk signage as well as realignment of nearby access roads. The improvements are intended to suport quality of life for residents without burdening local taxpayers. It is another step forward in the efforts to create a safe and walkable environment around the Morristown Train Station, said town officials.
"We are pleased to receive this generous grant from Governor Murphy's Admininstration", said Mayor Tim Dougherty. "Morristown's wealth of public transportation services is a valuable asset to our community and plays a large role in making our town an attractive destination for many. We look forward to putting this funding to good use and improve the lives of those using mass transit in Morristown."
Municipalities, like Morristown, can apply for the Transit Village Grant by creating plans to redevelop areas near public transit facilities into mixed use neighborhoods where individuals can live, shop, work and play without the need for vehicles.