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Funds from Regional Clean-Energy Initiative to Electrify NJ’s Transportation Sector

Credit: NJTV News
The bulk of annual $80 million in funding will be spent on electrification of public transportation.

The Murphy administration is steering the bulk of the money it will receive from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to focus on electrifying the transportation sector with an emphasis on environmental justice communities.

In a strategic plan the administration issued Friday, 75% of the estimated $80 million it will receive each year is targeted toward electrification in the sector, particularly investing in NJ Transit buses and infrastructure, and medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles in densely populated communities already overburdened with pollution.

The spending plan reflects two top priorities of the administration — electrifying the transportation sector, the largest source of greenhouse-gas emissions; and addressing poor air quality and other health issues in low- and moderate-income communities.

Projects under the plan, administered by state agencies, are designed to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, leverage

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