WISNIEWSKI: ‘NJ TRANSIT FARE HIKES WILL DEVASTATE COMMUTERS’

Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski had the following op-ed published in the Asubry Park Press, Daily Journal, Courier-News and Home News Tribune

“NJ Transit is the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, serving 223 million passengers a year. Earlier this month, NJ Transit announced it will be increasing bus and train fares by 25 percent and reducing service on some lines in the hopes of raising more than $140 million in revenue.

“This increase is nothing more than a “turnstile tax,” aimed directly at the poor and working-class families of New Jersey and unfairly singling out those residents who have no choice but to take the bus and train to get to where they’re going. A hike of this magnitude — or any sort of fare increase — is the last thing that should be considered during these tough economic times…”

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