FUENTES & WILSON URGE CAMDEN COUNTY RESIDENTS TO ENSURE THEIR OPINIONS ARE HEARD ON CHRISTIE’S 25 PERCENT NJ TRANSIT INCREASE

(CAMDEN) — Assemblymen Angel Fuentes and Gilbert “Whip” Wilson on Tuesday urged Camden County residents to ensure their opinions are heard Friday on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to increase NJ Transit fares by 25 percent and slash service.

Friday’s public hearing by NJ Transit is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Camden City Hall at 520 Market St. in Camden.

“Gov. Christie’s fare increase is a tax on working commuters and will make our economy less competitive and our roads more congested,” said Fuentes (D-Camden). “Gov. Christie promised New Jerseyans no tax increases, but this fare hike is nothing more than a tax increase by another name.”

“Gov. Christie’s huge fare increase takes money from the pockets of working families and hits doubly hard because it comes with severe service cuts,” said Wilson (D-Camden), who uses the River Line to get to Trenton for Assembly hearings and session. “A fare hike that targets working New Jerseyans is no different than a tax increase and is the last thing that should be considered in this difficult economic climate.”

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