For Immediate Release: January 12, 2017
Union County, NJ – Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada was recognized for his ongoing service on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the agency’s annual meeting in Newark on Monday.
“I’d like to thank the NJTPA for this recognition,” said Freeholder Estrada, who joined the NJTPA Board in 2012. “I will continue my efforts to put federal transportation dollars to work for the people of Union County.”
“Freeholder Estrada has proven to be a capable steward of the transportation infrastructure in Union County, which has regional and national significance,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “He has shouldered an important responsibility, and this award is well deserved.”
“Under Freeholder Estrada’s leadership, Union County has advanced almost $3 million in safety improvements and nearly $38 million in local roadway and bridge projects,” NJTPA Executive Director Mary K. Murphy said. These federally funded, County-led projects include the Gordon Street Bridge in Roselle and Roselle Park, which is slated for construction this year.
Freeholder Estrada serves as the Board’s First Vice Chair and is Chair of the Project Prioritization Committee.
In addition, with Freeholder Estrada’s support, the City of Elizabeth participated in the NJTPA’s Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaign for the first time in 2016 and the County and City hosted the campaign’s March 2016 kickoff event at Union County College in Elizabeth.
“Freeholder Estrada has made significant contributions not just to Union County, but to the entire NJTPA region,” Executive Director Murphy said.
NJTPA Chairman Peter Palmer, Somerset County Freeholder Director, joined Executive Director Murphy in presenting Freeholder Estrada with his service award.
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Photo credit: Stuart Ramson for NJTPA.