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An idea to help replenish NJ’s Transportation Trust Fund

New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund has racked up almost $15 billion in debt and if a new source of revenue isn't found by next year it will be bankrupt.

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Will NJ’s new transportation boss push for gas tax?

Did Gov. Chris Christie pick Jamie Fox to lead the New Jersey Department of Transportation because he wants to push through a gas tax?

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Christie: A gas tax hike is ‘on the table for discussion’

As New Jersey lawmakers and special interest groups talk about the need to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), the idea of a gas tax increase has gained momentum. Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he will not raise taxes, but would he consider a hike on the gas tax?

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New Jersey lawmakers look at transportation fund

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey lawmakers on Wednesday heard from a procession of advocates for business, labor and transportation groups that agreed that the state has too long delayed coming up with a way to pay for building and maintaining roads, bridges and mass transit.

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Hearings to address NJ’s transportation trust fund

On Sept. 24, the New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee will kick off the first in a series of public hearings to explore ways to replenish the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which provides money for road and bridge projects throughout the state.

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The Pulaski Skyway, one symbol of New Jersey's aging transportation infrastructure.(Credit: NJ Department of Transportation)
The Pulaski Skyway, one symbol of New Jersey's aging transportation infrastructure.(Credit: NJ Department of Transportation)
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Christie, on NJ 101.5, remains coy on transportation funding

Gov. Chris Christie, appearing on Townsquare New Jersey's "Ask the Governor" program Thursday night, said "everything's on the table for discussion" in the ongoing search for ways to fund needed improvements in the state's aging transportation infrastructure.

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Coalition formed to address Transportation Trust Fund

A coalition made up of business, transportation, labor and consumer advocates has been created to address the soon-to-be bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which provides money for various road and bridge projects throughout the state.

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NJ counties worried about transportation funding

Local New Jersey officials are concerned that if the Transportation Trust Fund ​runs out of money it could force them to make some difficult choices to fund local road projects.

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Will NJ’s transportation fund go broke?

The head of the New Jersey Assembly has announced a series of hearings will be held, starting later this fall, to figure out how to find a permanent funding source for the state Transportation Trust Fund, which pays for all road and bridge work.

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NJ could lose federal transportation cash

Unless Congress comes up with a solution, the Federal Highway Trust Fund could go broke next month. That means funding to states like New Jersey could be cut off until the end of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30. The chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee warns of dire consequences.

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