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160627Aron

Lawmakers Debate Gas Tax Hike to Save Transportation Trust Fund

6-27-16
Because Democrats anticipate Gov. Christie will veto a bill that raises the gas tax, they don't want to pass that measure without enough Republican support for an override.
160624Cruz

TTF Plan Clears Committees but Faces Uncertainty in Full Legislature

6-24-16
The Assembly and Senate Budget Committees approved the Transportation Trust Fund plan, which includes a gas tax increase, but Gov. Christie will likely veto the measure and it's unclear if there are enough votes to override that decision.
160624Vannozzi

New Rules Coming for Commercial Drone Use

6-24-16
The FAA is cementing and greatly relaxing guidelines for flying small commercial drones.
160623Aron

Lawmakers Debate Raising Gas Tax to Support Transportation Trust Fund

6-23-16
A proposed bill to save the Transportation Trust Fund would raise the gas tax 23 cents per gallon. Although the bill has sponsors from both parties, not all lawmakers are on board.
160623Cruz

Concerns Over Proposed Jet Fuel Tax Hike

6-23-16
Airline industry representatives say raising the jet fuel tax will increase prices for consumers, but some lawmakers say the industry needs to pay its fair share.
160622Flanagan

Lawmakers Want More Transparency with Trains Carrying Crude Oil

6-22-16
Trains carrying Bakken crude oil travel through New Jersey every week and state lawmakers are supporting right-to-know bills designed to enhance oversight.
160622Robins

Former NJ Transit Exec. Director on Future of TTF Funding

6-22-16
Martin Robins, founding director of the Alan Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, is hopeful that the Legislature will take action to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.
160621Hill

Preventing, Preparing for Mass Transit Terrorist Attack

6-21-16
New Jersey City University hosted a field hearing on protecting passengers and preventing and preparing for terrorism at rail and bus stations in New Jersey and New York.
160617Vannozzi

Senate Dems Talk Transportation Funding on Newark Harbor Tour

6-17-16
Top Senate Democrats toured the Port Newark Harbor, emphasizing their plan to renew the Transportation Trust Fund.