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October 3, 2016
League Statement on Transportation Trust Fund
The New Jersey State League of Municipalities offers the
following comments regarding the Transportation Trust Fund compromise
announced on Friday.
The Hon. Joseph Tempesta, Mayor of West Caldwell and President of the League stated,
“First and foremost, we deeply appreciate the continued
efforts of the Governor, the Senate President and the Speaker to forge a
compromise. In particular, we appreciate the commitment of both
legislative leaders to assure an appropriate increase in local aid.
The League has strongly advocated for adequate investment in our
transportation systems, a restoration of local transportation funding
and for fairness for property taxpayers. It appears that the
compromise announced on Friday provides for sustained, long-term funding
for transportation projects that does not rely on the property tax.”
The Honorable Timothy McDonough, Mayor of Hope Township,
Past President of the League and Co-Chair of the League’s TTF Committee
“The TTF is the top priority for New Jersey drivers, for
New Jersey businesses and for New Jersey’s future. The Governor, the
Senate President and the Speaker have shown their commitment to a
bi-partisan solution to provide long-term, adequate, reliable funding
for essential work on our vital transportation infrastructure.
Further we have worked closely with Legislative Leadership, including
Senators Sarlo and Oroho, and other stakeholders to assure a full
restoration of funding for Local Aid, in recognition of the fact that
local roads and bridges bear more than half of all traffic in our
Garden State. This will provide a measure of relief to our
over-burdened property taxpayers.”
For further information contact: Michael Cerra., Assistant Executive Director at (609) 609-695-3481, ext. 120.
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