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Posts Tagged ‘Christie’

30 Day Review an Ominous Sign for ARC Tunnel Project

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

This weekend, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced a 30-day hold on the $8.7 billion ARC tunnel project, to allow for a review of the project’s costs. The hold will not affect work already underway, though it will delay any new contracts from being issued. Yesterday, Governor Christie weighed in on the issue, […]

State Affirms Support—But No Money—for PATCO Extension

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Last year, then-Governor Corzine went to Woodbury to proclaim his support for the extension of PATCO rail service to Gloucester County. More important, he committed $500 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (yes, that Transportation Trust Fund) toward the estimated $1.6 billion project. New Jersey Future has long supported the project, not only for the […]

Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Announced for NJ Transit

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Source: NJTransit“New Jersey Future understands the gravity of the state’s current budget crisis, and we recognize that hard choices are necessary to address the situation. We believe, however, that placing this burden solely on transit riders, and not on the transportation system as a whole, sends the wrong message about New Jersey’s […]

Poll Shows New Jersey Residents Concerned About Transportation Funding

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A new Monmouth University poll commissioned by New Jersey Future and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign  finds that 95 percent of New Jersey residents think it is important that we pay to maintain and improve our transportation system.
Yet almost half of the state’s residents don’t know that the Transportation Trust Fund is going broke. The […]

Budget Ax Falls on Transit, Spares Roads

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Newark Penn Station. Source: John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger
In his address to the Legislature last Thursday, Governor Chris Christie proposed a number of cost-cutting measures designed to balance the state budget. Among those cuts was a $32 million reduction in the state’s payment to NJ TRANSIT. “The state cannot continue to subsidize New Jersey Transit to the […]

Groups to Governor Christie: No Cuts to Transit!

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Today New Jersey Future, along with 10 other planning, labor and environmental groups, released the following statement calling on Governor Christie to not cut funding for NJ Transit:
NJ Transit's Riverline in Trenton. Source:
A broad coalition of labor, environmental, and planning groups called on Governor Christie to reconsider his proposal to drastically cut NJTransit funding, […]

Governor’s Housing Opportunity Task Force to Assess State Planning Act

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Governor Christie signing Executive Order 12 (Governor Photos/Tim Larsen)
Earlier this week Governor Christie issued Executive Order No. 12 , which creates a “Housing Opportunity Task Force” to recommend how the state should address a variety of questions related to providing affordable housing.
The task force is charged with reviewing not only the Fair Housing Act and COAH […]

Challenges Abound, Opportunity Knocks as Christie Prepares to Take Office

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Charting New Jersey on a path toward sustained economic growth will require many things, not the least of which is a resurrected state planning process.

Smart Growth in Transition – Part V: Property Taxes

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

New Jersey is heavily reliant on property taxes to pay for local services while New Jersey households pay the highest property taxes in the country.

Smart Growth in Transition – Part IV: Affordable Housing

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

How much affordable housing is enough? Where should affordable housing be built? Who should pay for affordable housing?

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