QUIGLEY & PRIETO URGE HUDSON COUNTY RESIDENTS TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS ON GOV. CHRISTIE’S 25 PERCENT NJ TRANSIT FARE HIKE

(SECAUCUS) — Assemblywoman Joan Quigley and Assemblyman Vincent Prieto on Thursday urged Hudson County residents to speak their minds Friday on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to hike NJ Transit fares by 25 percent and slash services.

Friday’s NJ Transit public hearing is set from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction in Secaucus.

“This turnstile tax will hit middle-class and poor New Jerseyans who have no choice but to use mass transit day-in-and-day-out to get to work to pay their bills and feed their families,” said Quigley (D-Hudson). “Hudson County residents should speak their minds on this fare hike that is no different than a tax increase on working New Jerseyans.”

“Gov. Christie is seeking to eliminate property tax relief, decimate public schools and increase income taxes on the working poor,” said Prieto (D-Hudson). “Amid all this, he is seeking a massive fare hike on working class New Jerseyans. It’s not right and residents should be sure their voices are heard.”

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