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 Proposes Ban on Transporting Game Trophies Back through Certain U.S. Airports after Death of Cecil the Lion
Assemblyman also urges Feds to Act on Proposal to Add African Lion to Endangered Species ListAssemblyman Tim Eustace is proposing legislation to help protect the African lion from extinction by banning the transport of game trophies of threatened or endangered species through airports controlled by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Since the airports controlled by the Port Authority - Newark International, J.F.K and LaGuardia - are some of the most heavily traveled routes back to the U.S. from countries in Africa, Eustace hopes the ban will serve as a disincentive for killing endangered animals for sport.
Eustace Praises Advocates, Reiterates Need for Crisis Response Plans Following News of Upcoming Oradell Reservoir Bridge ReplacementAssemblyman: Transporting Crude Oil Over Aging Bridge Poses Risk to Families, Businesses in Bergen County
After having stood with community advocates to call for its restoration, Assemblyman Tim Eustace on Tuesday welcomed news that a deteriorating 86-year-old railroad bridge used to transport highly-flammable Bakken crude oil over the Oradell Reservoir will be replaced this summer.
"Thanks to the hard work of grassroots activists, 800,000 of our residents no longer will have to live in fear of their drinking water being contaminated due to a faulty bridge," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "For months, the people of Bergen County have demanded this bridge replacement in order to keep their communities safe, and I am pleased to see proactive change regarding this matter."
Wisniewski Calls on Christie to Put Aside Criticisms and Fix New Jersey’s Transportation ProblemsAssembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) called Gov. Christie's comments about Amtrak on Friday hypocritical as he continues to ignore New Jersey's pressing transportation needs:
"While we're all in agreement that these delays are unacceptable, the governor has taken hypocrisy to a new level with his criticism of Amtrak, given his abject indifference to New Jersey's transportation needs.