Media Advisory

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For immediate release:
March 20, 2006
  

Damien Newton
Jon Orcutt
212-268-7474
 


 

 

The following is a statement from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign on transportation legislation sent to Governor Corzine on March 20, 2006:

"The transportation bill signed by Governor Corzine today has no redeeming quality.  It heaps more long-term debt on the state’s already gigantic liabilities while only funding roads and mass transit for a few years.  Policy-wise, it takes steps backwards by removing smart growth-oriented language that required the state department of transportation to direct most of its resources to pavement and bridge maintenance and upkeep. Today, New Jersey still has among the worst road and bridge conditions of the 50 states."

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign and other organizations announced today that they will seek to defeat the constitutional dedication of a portion of the state gas tax – called for in the legislation signed today – at the polls in November.  We are confident voters will reject this bad plan and force a reconsideration of its financial and policy aspects. 

  

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The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is an alliance of public interest, transit advocacy, planning and environmental organizations working to reverse deepening automobile dependence and sprawl development in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region.