The Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of state transportation, including bridge and highway construction, motor vehicle inspections, expansion of light-rail train systems, and management of the toll road authorities.
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Speaker Prieto: Route 3 Bridge Closing Emphasizes Need for Replenished Transportation Trust FundAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Thursday said the closing of one of the state's busiest bridges for emergency repair work is further evidence of the need to find a long-term revenue solution to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.
"The Route 3 Bridge is not the first piece of our crumbling infrastructure to fail, and if our state doesn't do something about our transportation funding crisis soon, then it certainly won't be the last," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who has consistently advocated for more transportation revenue since his term as Assembly Speaker began last January...
Scutari & Stender Recognized by MADD as '2014 Legislative Champions' for Efforts to Prevent Drunk Driving
Recognized As Two-Time Winners By Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New Jersey for Authoring Ignition Interlock LegislationState Senator Nicholas P. Scutari and Assemblywoman Linda Stender (both D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union) have been recognized as 2014 Legislative Champions by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their work to prevent drunk driving in New Jersey by authoring lifesaving ignition interlock legislation.
"This recognition from an organization so committed to its cause is an award that I am deeply grateful to receive," said Assemblywoman Stender...