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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