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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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Federal govt seeks national conversation on transportation

Hoping to start a national conversation about future transportation needs, the Obama administration released a report Monday that identifies key population, environmental, cultural and technology trends expected to shape the way Americans get from one place to another over the next 30 years.

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Sweeney calls for transportation ‘master plan’

New Jersey's Senate president is calling for a "master plan" to address aging bridges, roads and tunnels in the state.

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Sweeney: Funding for TTF must be dedicated

Closed doors talks involving Gov. Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) and Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) are continuing as the trio tries to strike a deal on a plan to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). All three agree that revenue raised through a gas tax hike or any other means must be dedicated exclusively for transportation projects.

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Raising highway cash without hiking taxes

Boosting revenue for transportation infrastructure without increasing taxes is vital, according to lawmakers who sponsor a bill to direct the New Jersey Turnpike and South Jersey Transportation Authorities to explore revenue-generating options at rest stops and service areas on New Jersey toll roads.

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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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New Jersey’s road system comes at a high price

Responding to a new report that finds New Jersey spends way more on its roads per mile than any other state, without much to show for it, the state says keeping the roads safe and comfortable is a top priority and one that's made progress over the past few years.

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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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AAA Survey: Spend More on Transportation [AUDIO]

Even if some of the money comes out of their own pockets, most Americans believe the federal government should invest more than it currently does on roads, bridges and mass transit, according to a new AAA survey.

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More Tolls Coming to NJ Roadways? [POLL/AUDIO]

A long-standing federal ban on interstate tolling could soon be lifted under a $302 billion transportation plan by the Obama administration.

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