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November 20, 2014
Municipal Leaders Testify on Transportation Trust Fund
Today in Atlantic City, Mayor Robert Jackson of
Montclair joined Mayor Tim McDonough of Hope Township in testimony
calling for renewal of the Transportation Trust Fund to finance State
and local infrastructure projects. Mayor McDonough, a League Past
President, also Chairs the League’s Transportation Trust Fund Renewal
Task Force. The testimony was presented to the Assembly Transportation
and Independent Authorities Committee, Chaired by Assemblyman John
Wisniewski, at a special hearing conducted in conjunction with the
League of Municipalities’ Annual Conference.
Chairman Wisniewski convened his Committee at the
Conference, in order to give local leaders from throughout the State
the opportunity to weigh in on this crucial matter. The Trust Fund will
run out of resources, early next year.
At Chairman Wisniewski’s request, the League surveyed
members during September and October to gauge municipal support for or
opposition to a number of possible transportation funding reforms.
The testimony presented today and related information is available on the League’s Transportation Trust Fund page.
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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at 609-695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.