$400M set for road and bridge work, none for NJ Transit

The Record is reporting on legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and getting fast-tracked approval by the Senate President and Governor that will

appropriate $400 million from the state's Transportation Trust Fund for "immediate bridge and road repairs," but according to the Record the legislation is "notably omitting additional funding for NJ Transit."

The Senate President's office issued the following statement: "The funding will come from existing resources from the [Transportation Trust Fund] and it will be used for state roads, bridges and tunnels in every county in New Jersey.  This will expedite the needed investment in the state’s infrastructure and provide an increase in support for transportation work in the current fiscal year."

The Oroho sponsored legislation is scheduled to receive its first hearing in front of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday.You can read the full article here:

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2017/03/08/400m-set-road-and-bridge-work-none-nj-transit/98875644/