Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald chided New Jersey Transit’s decision Wednesday to hike fares once again on hardworking New Jerseyans:
“This is a serious blow to working families who are still absorbing the near record hikes instituted five years ago. Not only are they having more money taken out of their pockets, but the agency is adding insult to injury by cutting services.
“When the average New Jersey worker’s wages have remained nearly stagnant, the only way they can make up this difference is to either work more hours, if that’s even possible, or to cut back on essential needs for their families. Either way it will have a negative impact on their quality of life.
“I’m disappointed the administration did not roll up its sleeves and find more creative solutions to close this budget gap. Fare hikes should be the absolute last resort, not the go-to solution every time New Jersey Transit finds itself in a bind,” said Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington).