WISNIEWSKI: REGARDLESS OF CHANGES, NJ TRANSIT FARE HIKES STILL ‘A TAX INCREASE BY ANOTHER NAME’

(TRENTON) — After learning of NJ Transit’s plans to scale back a proposed 25 percent across-the-board fare hike to a 10 percent bus fare hike and a 25 percent train fare hike, Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement:

“This is a small step in the right direction for bus riders, but this remains a tax increase by another name for mass transit riders who have no choice but to use NJ Transit daily to get to work.

“I remain unconvinced that Gov. Christie has done enough to cut costs and patronage before passing on this massive fare hike to working class New Jerseyans.”

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