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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Stender Statement on Second Hearing on NJ's Transportation Funding CrisisAssemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset), vice-chair of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, released the following statement Tuesday after the panel's second hearing on New Jersey's transportation funding crisis:
"New Jersey is in dire need of improvements to its infrastructure, especially when one considers its population density and the sheer volume of passengers on our roadways and railways. Right now, the bleak outlook for transportation has a direct negative impact on individual residents and our overall economy. This ongoing conversation about the Transportation Trust Fund is, at its core, a conversation about our future as a state..."
Wisniewski Statement on Second Hearing on NJ's Transportation Funding CrisisAssembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chair of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, released the following statement Tuesday after the panel's second hearing on New Jersey's transportation funding crisis:
"New Jersey's transportation system is a core component of the livelihoods of our residents. Every day, they rely on our state's infrastructure to get where they need to go, and they reasonably expect to do so safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, given the state of the Transportation Trust Fund, there's no guarantee that those expectations can always be met..."
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Wisniewski, Prieto & Caride on Special Hearings on New Jersey's Transportation Funding CrisisAssembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), and Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (D-Bergen) issued a multimedia package Tuesday in which they discuss the series of hearings being conducted by the transportation panel on New Jersey's transportation funding crisis.
The hearing series seeks to examine how a first-class transportation network for moving goods, services and people is essential New Jersey's economy and ongoing economic health. At each location, testimony will be taken from transportation experts, public officials and the public on the Transportation Trust Fund and the impact it has on the state's economy.