27:1B-25 County, municipal projects.
25. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of subtitle 4 of Title 27 of the Revised Statutes and P.L.1946, c.301 (C.27:15A-1 et seq.), the commissioner may, pursuant to appropriations or authorizations being made from time to time by the Legislature according to law, allocate to counties and municipalities funds for the planning, acquisition, engineering, construction, reconstruction, repair, resurfacing and rehabilitation of public highways and the planning, acquisition, engineering, construction, reconstruction, repair, maintenance and rehabilitation of public transportation projects and of other transportation projects which a county or municipality may be authorized by law to undertake.
b.The commissioner shall, pursuant to appropriations or authorizations being made from time to time by the Legislature according to law, allocate at his discretion State aid to counties and municipalities for transportation projects, except that the amount to be appropriated for this program shall be 10% of the total amount appropriated for the total county and municipal aid programs. This State aid shall be set aside prior to any formula allocations provided for in subsections c., d., and e. of this section.
c.The commissioner shall, pursuant to appropriations or authorizations being made from time to time by the Legislature according to law and pursuant to the provisions of subsections b. and d. of this section, allocate State aid to municipalities for public highways under their jurisdiction. The amount to be appropriated shall be allocated on the basis of the following distribution factor:
DF = ____ + ____
where, DF equals the distribution factor
Pc equals county population
Ps equals State population
Cm equals municipal road mileage within the county
Sm equals municipal road mileage within the State.
After the amount of aid has been allocated based on the above formula, the commissioner shall determine priority for the funding of municipal projects within each county, based upon criteria relating to volume of traffic, safety considerations, growth potential, readiness to obligate funds and local taxing capacity. In addition to the above criteria used in determining priority of funding of municipal projects in each county, the commissioner shall consider whether a project is intended to remedy hazardous conditions as identified for the purposes of providing transportation pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1.2 for school pupils or to improve pedestrian safety.
For the purposes of this subsection, (1) "population" means the official population count as reported by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and (2) "municipal road mileage" means that road mileage under the jurisdiction of municipalities, as determined by the department.
d.There shall be appropriated at least $175,000,000 for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2006 and for each fiscal year thereafter, for the purposes provided herein and in subsections b., c. and e. of this section. (1) Of that appropriation, the commissioner shall allocate $5,000,000.00 as State aid to any municipality qualifying for aid pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1978, c.14 (C.52:27D-178 et seq.). The commissioner shall allocate the aid to each municipality in the same proportion that the municipality receives aid under P.L.1978, c.14. (2) The remaining amount of the appropriation shall be allocated pursuant to the provisions of subsection c. of this section.
e.The commissioner may, pursuant to appropriations or authorizations being made from time to time by the Legislature according to law, allocate additional funding to the Local County Aid Program for public highway projects, in accordance with a formula similar to that provided for in subsection c. of this section, except that Cm equals road mileage under county jurisdiction and Sm equals total county road mileage within the State.
L.1984, c.73, s.25; amended 1987, c.460, s.6; 1991, c.40, s.7; 1995, c.99; 2005, c.158, s.4; 2006, c.3, s.7; 2012, c.13, s.9.
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