April 2 – 4 marked New Jersey’s annual transportation extravaganza, TransAction 2008. Held in Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal Casino, the conference attracts the who’s who of transportation from Commissioners to departmental staff, local officials to advocates, and everyone in between.
A highlight of the conference for TSTC was the panel entitled NJFIT: What Happens [...]
If no news is good news, New Jersey is jumping for joy. After a year-long deluge of transportation, asset monetization, and toll road press and controversy, discussion of transportation funding and priorities has now taken a back seat in Trenton. Gov. Corzine’s “fiscal restructuring” plan to fund transportation with large toll increases has atrophied, [...]
New Jersey press outlets have been fixated on Governor Corzine’s asset monetization plan, printing dozens of articles daily. But few have covered potential changes that could make the plan more palatable to many in the state. Republicans, who hold 32 of 80 seats in the State Assembly and 17 of 40 seats in the [...]
The political maneuvering over Gov. Corzine’s “fiscal restructuring” toll plan reached disquieting levels last week with the creation of “Save Our State,” a 501(c)(4) advocacy group funded by the governor and run by directors clearly connected to his administration. Corzine has proposed bonding against toll increases to fund transportation projects, including costly and ineffective [...]