Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities

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.
Democratic Research Aide:  Jillian Dempsey   
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Benson & Egan Jones Announce Public Meetings with DOT and NJ Transit to Discuss Current Line Suspensions, Service Improvement

Public Meetings Begin in Princeton Tuesday, February 19 at 6 pm

In an effort to provide up-to-date information on restoration of service and respond to other concerns and issues commuters face, Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chairman Daniel Benson and Vice Chairwoman Patricia Egan Jones invites residents to join legislators and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti for public meetings held at several New Jersey Transit rail stations around the state beginning Tuesday, February 19.

"The public deserves answers and better communications on progress to restoration of an acceptable level of service. As a request of our Committee, we hope the Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT use these opportunities to not only truly listen to riders experience but use them to inform their action to resolve the continuing problems facing this agency," said Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex).

"I am pleased that the Department of Transportation and NJ Transit are willing to come together and inform commuters about the much-needed resumption of these critical rail lines," said Vice-Chair Assemblywoman Jones (D-Camden, Gloucester). "Riders have far too long been kept in the dark about when they should expect to see a return to normal service, and this move toward transparency is a step in the right direction."

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Holley, Vainieri Huttle Consumer Cybersecurity Bill Aiming to Inform New Jerseyans How to Protect their Online Data Clears Assembly Panel

Citing the rise in consumer online data breaches, Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, through their legislation (A-4976), aim to inform consumers on online privacy and ways to protect their personal information. The bill was approved Thursday by the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

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Coughlin, Benson Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

The Largest Amongst Them is the Hudson Tunnel Project

Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission-- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson--cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

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Greenwald Statement on Continued Closure of Atlantic City Rail Line by NJ Transit

In response to today’s announcement by Governor Phil Murphy that funds from a financial settlement will be reinvested into existing and future Northeast Corridor infrastructure projects, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald released the following statement:

“While investing the settlement funds in enhancements for commuters into and out of New York Penn Station is appropriate and should be applauded, it is appalling that the Governor and New Jersey transit are no closer to reopening the Atlantic City Rail Line, the Princeton Shuttle or the direct Raritan Valley Line...”

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