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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Senate to hold Transportation Trust Fund hearing next month

As work within much of the New Jersey Legislature slows down this summer, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said in Thursday that work will still be done, particularly in the Upper House.

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Why does road construction cost so much in New Jersey?

New Jersey's top transportation official said there's a host of reasons why the state is spending more money on its road system than other states spend on their state-controlled road systems.

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Federal Stimulus Act Transportation Projects Start In Colorado
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No quick fix for NJ’s Transportation Trust Fund, says DOT boss

The days of finding a quick fix to fund New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) are over, according to the state's top transportation official.

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Fund broke after 2016, says New Jersey transportation chief

The fund that pays for New Jersey roads and bridges will be broke after the next fiscal year, the state's top transportation official said Thursday.

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When does transportation funding really become a crisis in NJ?

On the February edition of "Ask the Governor," Gov. Chris Christie said refunding New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund was "not something to rush on or rush through" and added the TTF was "not in crisis at the moment." On Tuesday, state treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff agreed with the governor's assessment.

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Gas tax hike talks have not died, according to NJ lawmakers

Negotiations to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), possibly with an increase in the gas tax, have not broken off despite published reports to the contrary, according to leaders in the General Assembly. They said the talks continue, but politics is at play and that could stall a gas tax hike for the time being.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Transportation funding – Sweeney says he’s surprised by Christie’s stance

At the tail end of 2014 the hottest topic in Trenton was finding a funding source to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund. Democratic leaders in the Legislature said they were speaking privately with Gov. Chris Christie and hoped to unveil a plan in early January. That didn't happen.

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Transportation fund takes spotlight ahead of budget hearings

Gov. Chris Christie's chief transportation officer might be forgiven if he were disappointed the governor did not address the state's ailing trust fund in his 2016 budget address last month.

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There's renewed discussion about extending the number 7 NYC subway line into New Jersey. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images News)
There's renewed discussion about extending the number 7 NYC subway line into New Jersey. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images News)
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Secaucus subway stop plan gets new round of discussion

With traffic congestion getting worse between New Jersey and New York, there's renewed discussion about the idea of extending a Big Apple subway line into the Garden State.

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Gov. Chris Christie, on ‘Ask the Governor”
Gov. Chris Christie, on ‘Ask the Governor”
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NJ Transportation Fund – How would you replenish it?

In case you weren’t watching, here’s a brief summary of Governor Christie’s Budget Address:
The upcoming budget is to be 33.8 billion dollars with no new taxes imposed. It’s less by 2.3 billion that had been put in place in 2008

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