VOTE: Could NJ rest stops become shopping destinations?
Picture this. You decide that you need a few new articles of clothing so you decide to go shopping. You get in the car and head to a New Jersey rest stop. While that may seem odd, if New Jersey lawmakers have their way, it could be a possibility.
A bill that is working through the Legislature would require the operators of rest stops on the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike and A.C. Expressway to study new forms of revenue.
If the operators of the rest stops make upgrades, it could include adding shopping venues to what are places that are currently known for fast food and small store kiosks.
The effort is to discover if there are new, inventive ways to squeeze money out of the toll roads without taxing NJ residents. But is it realistic? Not that anything is wrong with looking at new ways to avoid taxing NJ residents but do you see any high-end stores coming to our NJ rest stops any time soon?
Do you think making NJ rest stops as a shopping destination for tourists or travelers is realistic? Take the poll below.