Somerset County Division of Transportation to Hold Public Hearing on Aug. 31

 

July 29, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Somerset County Division of Transportation to Hold Public Hearing on Aug. 31

Public Input Sought for the 2023 Casino Revenue Grant

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Join the Somerset County Division of Transportation at its public hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will occur in person, not via Zoom, at 27 Warren Street in Somerville on the first-floor conference room. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input on how funds from the 2023 Casino Revenue Grant will be allocated.

In 2023, the transportation division will receive a grant for $884,694.00, which will be used to support Somerset County’s consolidated transportation program, including its para-transit and public transit services.

Residents can submit written comments and recommendations through the U.S. Postal Service until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Mail to: The Somerset County Division of Transportation, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876, RE: 2023 Casino Application, or email comments by Aug. 30 to the Somerset County Division of Transportation at transportationdiv@co.somerset.nj.us.

Somerset County Division of Transportation

The Division of Transportation provides para-transit services to senior citizens (age 60+) and persons with disabilities (age 18+) for medical, employment, workshops, senior centers, and other destinations. Community transportation is also provided to the general public along fixed routes as indicated by pre-printed time schedules.

 

Casino Revenue Fund

In 1977, legislation was signed into law and the Constitution was amended, which permitted casino gambling in Atlantic City to provide 8% of yearly casino gross receipts for deposit into the Casino Revenue Fund (CRF). The legislation specified that CRF money should be used solely for programs that serve seniors and persons with disabilities.

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