WATSON COLEMAN & GUSCIORA URGE MERCER COUNTY RESIDENTS TO ATTEND THURSDAY HEARING ON CHRISTIE’S 25 PERCENT FARE HIKE

(TRENTON) — Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (both D-Mercer) on Tuesday urged Mercer County residents to attend Thursday’s public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s 25 percent NJ Transit fare increase and service cuts.

The hearing is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Trenton Transit Center at 72 S. Clinton Ave. in Trenton.

“Gov. Christie’s pushing a huge tax increase on middle-class and poor commuters who have no other choice but to take NJ Transit to get to work and earn a living,” Watson Coleman said. “A fare hike that targets working New Jerseyans is no different than a tax increase and is the last thing that should be considered in this difficult economic climate. I ask residents to make sure they get their say on this painful plan.”

“Mercer County residents should make their voices heard on this fare increase that will only tax commuters, impair economic development and job growth and force more cars onto our roads,” Gusciora said. “Gov. Christie’s huge fare increase takes money from the pockets of working families and hits doubly hard because it would come with severe service cuts.”

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