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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DeAngelo & Benson: NJ Transit Proposes Fare Hike at a Very Bad TimeAssemblymen Wayne P. DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) had the following published recently in The Times of Trenton:
"There couldn't be a worse time to raise train and bus fares on our middle class and working poor. But that's just what NJ Transit has proposed doing.
"NJ Transit must look to tighten its own belt before turning for a bailout to the already-strained commuter..."
Wisniewski on NJ Transit Fare Hikes: Commuters are Paying the Price for the Governor’s InactionAssembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Monday on the newest round of proposed fare hikes announced by New Jersey Transit:
"Working class families struggling with stagnant wages have barely recovered from the last, record fare hike. Now New Jersey Transit is telling them it's going to cost even more to get to work every day.
Speaker Prieto: NJ Transit Fare Hike Plan an Affront to Working Class New JerseyContinues Call for Sensible & Responsible Transportation Funding Plan
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following s statement Monday on NJ Transit's plans to increase fares and curtail services:
"To say I'm disappointed by NJ Transit would be an understatement. I'm appalled at this terrible approach to transportation policy and astonished by the lack of regard for the working people of New Jersey who rely on NJ Transit to make ends meet…"