Glossary and Acronyms

Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (Section 5324)

This New Jersey Transit Corporation funding category assists states and public transportation systems with emergency‐related expenses. Emergencies are defined as natural disasters affecting a wide area or a catastrophic failure from an external cause for which the governor of a state has declared an emergency or the President has declared a major disaster. The program funds capital projects to protect, repair, reconstruct or replace equipment and facilities. It also funds transit agency operating costs related to evacuation, rescue operations, temporary public transportation service, or changing public transportation route service before, during, or after an emergency in an area directly affected.

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