VAINIERI HUTTLE & JOHNSON URGE BERGEN COUNTY RESIDENTS TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT GOV. CHRISTIE’S 25 PERCENT TRANSIT FARE HIKE

(HACKENSACK) — Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle urged Bergen County residents to voice their concerns Saturday at NJ Transit’s information session on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to hike NJ Transit fares by 25 percent and slash services.

The session is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bergen County Freeholders Public Meeting Room at 1 Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack.

“Middle-class New Jerseyans are bearing the brunt of Gov. Christie’s plan to slash property tax relief and increase taxes, but those who rely on NJ Transit to get to work are going to feel even more pain,” said Johnson (D-Bergen). “I urge residents to attend this session, learn all they can and voice their concerns on a fare increase that is no different than a tax increase on working New Jerseyans.”

“If you need to take a bus or train to get to work, Gov. Christie’s 25 percent fare hike and service cuts are going to have a major impact on your daily life,” said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). “Residents should learn everything they can about Gov. Christie’s plan and what it will mean for their wallets and pocketbooks.”

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