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McKeon on Governor’s State of the State Address, Strategic Plan for NJ TRANSIT

In response to Governor Murphy’s State of the State address at the New Jersey State House today and the announcement of plans for NJ TRANSIT, Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex, Morris) released the following statement:

“For eight straight years, the previous administration neglected NJ TRANSIT. This, once, ‘jewel’ of a public transportation system was left to wither and its commuters were made to suffer.

“Thanks to the hard work of the Governor, NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Corbett and the Legislature, this agency is back on the right track. For the past two years, we’ve made record-breaking funding investments that have allowed the agency to hire more engineers, update equipment and restore service and reliability across the State. 

“The Governor’s announcement today furthers that effort by ensuring the agency has the resources and the proper plan necessary to grow and expand for the years to come. For the first time in the agency’s history, NJ TRANSIT will have a 10-year strategic and a 5-year capital plan.

“NJ TRANSIT is the lifeblood of our State. I stand committed to continue our effort to rebuild this agency with the Governor and Legislative leadership.”