POU & EVANS URGE AREA RESIDENTS TO MAKE VOICES HEARD THURSDAY ON CHRISTIE’S 25 PERCENT NJ TRANSIT FARE HIKE

(PATERSON) — Assemblywoman Nellie Pou and Elease Evans on Monday urged area residents to make their voices heard at Thursday’s public hearing in Paterson on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to boost NJ Transit fares by 25 percent and slash services.

The hearing is set from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Passaic County Community College’s Founders Hall Theater at 1 College Blvd. in Paterson.

“Gov. Christie is looking to solve New Jersey’s problems on the backs of working men and women who have no other choice but to take mass transit to work daily,” said Pou (D-Passaic/Bergen). “I urge them to make their voices heard in opposition to this major increase.”

“This fare hike is nothing more than a tax increase by another name,” said Evans (D-Passaic/Bergen). “Paterson and Passaic County residents should let their voices be heard on what would be a major blow to middle and lower working class New Jerseyans who rely on NJ Transit trains and buses to get to work and earn a living day-after-day.”

On the Net:
The Assembly Democratic Office Web site
NJ Assembly Dems on YouTube
NJ Assembly Dems on Vimeo
NJ Assembly Dems on Facebook
NJ Assembly Dems on Twitter
NJ Assembly Dems on Flickr
NJ Assembly Dems e-mail alerts