Power & Politics: NJ Transit and the Gateway Project

Both NJ Transit and the Gateway project are facing funding problems. Martin Robins, the authority on all things mass transit and Founding Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, talks about the challenges facing Gov.Phil Murphy when it comes to transportation infrastructure. News 12 New Jersey, August 4, 2018 (starts at 13:35)

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Transition2018: Bloustein faculty, staff, alumni will have an impact on New Jersey’s future

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policymaking, was named Senior Advisor to the Transition for Strategy and Policy and will also serve as a co-chair of the Stronger and Fairer Economy […]

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Beyond the Crisis: Exploring the Future of the State’s Transportation Trust Fund

“Recent history tells us that the more you can do pay-as-you-go and the less reliance on bonding, the more stable your funding will be and you will be able to maintain a reasonable program,” said Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. But Robins also acknowledged New Jersey motorists might […]

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Roundtable Focuses on NJ’s Transportation Future

In his budget address, Gov. Chris Christie swept aside claims the state’s Transportation Trust Fund is in trouble. “To imply that the TTF is in crisis and is suddenly and unexpectedly run out of money is just a politically driven mischaracterization,” he said Feb. 16. “I’m just startled that the governor seemed to feel there’s […]

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Christie, lawmakers disagree over NJ’s transportation system ‘crisis’

In recent years the fund has supported $1.2 billion in annual construction, maintenance and operating costs at NJ Transit and the state Department of Transportation. The money will run out on June 30, according to the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services. Without new revenue, road and bridge construction projects will halt. Major maintenance of commuter […]

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New credit line could cost NJ Transit more than $1M

Whatever the final costs, several transportation experts described the arrangement as a waste of money. Martin E. Robins, former deputy executive director of NJ Transit and founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said Christie could avoid this cost by finding additional revenues for the Transportation Trust Fund. NorthJersey.com, April […]

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No repair in sight for N.J. transportation fund; talks collapse in hunt for revenue

Martin E. Robins, founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said he was surprised that discussions had broken down. …  who advised Sweeney on high-priority transportation projects that need funding. “I’m very worried that the Transportation Department and NJ Transit will be operating on a shoestring, and we will pay a […]

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