Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NJ Transit Fare Hikes In Our Future?

Part of Governor Chris Christie's spending freeze included some $30 million in the NJ Transit budget. The transit agency is going to have to come up with the money in some way or fashion. That most likely means a fare hike since curbing waste and improving efficiencies at the agency take a back seat.

A fare hike would be the wrong move at the wrong time. NJ Transit is one of the largest mass transit systems in the nation and improved efficiencies would allow for continued high levels of service that means riders stay off already all-too-congested roads and bridges. That reduces wear and tear on the bridges and gets more people to where they have to go with reduced emissions and pollution.

We will just have to wait and see what NJ Transit proposes.

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