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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Eustace: NJT Commuters Deserve Affordable Public TransportationAssemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic), prime sponsor of a 2013 measure to rescind New Jersey Transit fare increases, issued the following statement on Thursday after raising concerns about proposed fare hikes during a Wednesday evening hearing:
"If enacted, the current proposal would be the fifth fare increase forced upon residents of Bergen County in as many years and the second in 2015 alone. Holding hearings is fine, but what commuters really wonder is whether New Jersey Transit actually is listening. …"
Coughlin, Wisniewski & Mazzeo Bill to Explore New Revenue Opportunities along State Highways Heads to Gov's DeskLegislation sponsored by Assemblymen Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) and Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) to explore ways to capitalize on the state's major highways and generate new state revenue without raising taxes received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"It's incumbent upon us to seek creative ways to boost revenue without burdening taxpayers," said Coughlin. "Our current transportation infrastructure demands that we think outside the box to find new revenue sources to help meet our long-term needs."