Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (both R-Monmouth) today praised DOT’s Municipal Aid program following the announcement of over $4M in funding for Legislative District 13 transportation infrastructure projects:
O’Scanlon and DiMaso praised DOT’s Municipal Aid program following the announcement of over $4M in funding for Legislative District 13 transportation infrastructure projects. (Wikimedia Commons)
“We have been working hard to secure our fair share of this money and it’s paid off. This year–for the first time in at least five years–every single municipality in our district is receiving municipal aid funding. And every penny received for these critical projects is a penny in property taxes saved,” said O’Scanlon
“Since 2017, municipal aid grants to our district have doubled from just under $2M in funding to now over $4M, with all of our towns receiving a grant. This is amazing news for our municipalities,” DiMaso said.
“I don’t hesitate to speak out when I disagree with the Administration. It is only fair that I praise them when it is deserved. This municipal aid grant program – the accelerated time frame, dramatically ramped up funding and direct technical assistance to applying municipalities – is an example of good government done well, and fairly executed. I want to thank the DOT Commissioner for her leadership on this program as well as the Governor,” O’Scanlon continued.
“It’s good to see the TTF funds go towards the projects it is actually supposed to be funding,” DiMaso concluded. “Our towns will be able to make critical safety and infrastructure repairs and improvements with these grants.”