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, Lagana, Garcia & Andrzejczak Bill Targeting Automobile Insurance Fraud Approved by Assembly

Asm. Wayne DeAngelo Legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Joseph Lagana, Carmelo Garcia and Bob Andrzejczak sponsored to crackdown on insurance fraud was approved Monday by the Assembly.

"Insurance fraud is not only wrong, but it costs honest drivers money through higher premiums," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "We've made a lot of progress in controlling auto insurance rates, but we still have a long way to go and cracking down on fraud needs to be a big part of that continuing effort..."

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Prieto Statement on First Assembly Hearing on Transportation Funding Crisis

'A first-class transportation network is a must'
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Wednesday on the Assembly transportation committee's first of several special hearings on New Jersey's transportation funding crisis:

"Today's hearing was exactly what I was hoping for when I first began discussing New Jersey's transportation funding crisis. We must focus on reality and we must understand the facts, no matter how uncomfortable.

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Wisniewski Statement on First Hearing on NJs Transportation Funding Crisis

Asm. John S. Wisniewski Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, released the following statement Wednesday after the panel's first hearing on New Jersey's transportation funding crisis:

"New Jersey's transportation infrastructure in New Jersey is in horrible shape and there's essentially no money left to pay for any improvements. If we do nothing, we do so at our own peril and put jobs and lives at risk. "

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