Some lawmakers and toll collectors were less than enthused Tuesday with a plan by the News Jersey Turnpike Authority to privatize toll collections on the turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
New Jersey’s transportation commissioner says cumbersome union work rules cost the state as much as $13 million a year in salaries and benefits for extra toll collectors.
The agency requested proposals from private firms to take over toll collection in July. The request included lower wages.
Privatization would likely mean pay cuts for toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.