FAIR LAWN, NJ – Pedestrian safety, a growing concern in Fair Lawn, is receiving state attention as Gov. Phil Murphy's administration released $121 million in targeted funds, previously frozen in the state budget. Fair Lawn is expected to receive $50,000.

Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso reacted on his Facebook page yesterday, Jan. 16.

"I was just notified by the Governor's Office that Fair Lawn will be getting $50,000 to increase our pedestrian safety. Thank you to the Governor, Joe Lagana, Lisa Swain and Chris Tully for all your work on this. The Fair Lawn Council looks forward to increasing the number of crosswalks and rapid flashing beacon repeaters (flashing signs) in 2020."

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Reacting to the announcement that the Administration is releasing the remaining $121 million in funds that had previously been frozen in the state budget, Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain and Assemblyman Chris Tully (all D-Bergen/Passaic) released a joint statement, partially quoted below.

“As the representatives of the 38th Legislative District, we knew action was needed to address accidents injuring residents in both Bergenfield and Fair Lawn," the legislators said in a press release today. “It is a top priority to us to keep our residents safe, and these funds will do just that.”