Transportation Trust Fund

A man pumps gas in Washington Township, N.J. (credit: CBS2)

Debate Revs Up Over Raising New Jersey Gas Tax

The state’s Transportation Trust Fund, which gets money from the gas tax, is running out of money needed to repair potholes, bridges and more.

03/16/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at Bristol-Myers Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University October 07, 2014 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie: Transportation Trust Fund ‘Not A Crisis At The Moment’

Gov. Chris Christie says the state’s imperiled transportation trust fund is not “a crisis at the moment” and that talks with legislative leaders to replenish it continue.

02/26/2015

Officials marked the end of a $2.3 billion project to widen the New Jersey Turnpike on Oct. 24, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

NJ Senate President Says Transportation Trust Fund Is Key Priority

The Transportation Trust Fund is set to run out of money at the end of this fiscal year, June 30, to pay for roads and bridge repairs. But Gov. Chris Christie said nothing about it during his budget address Tuesday.

02/25/2015

The Prospect Street Bridge in Dover, New Jersey is shut down, and the state Transportation Trust Fund to replenish it has dried up. (Credit: CBS2)

NJ Transportation Commissioner Orders Assessment Of Deficient Bridges

Aside from the review, finding money for overpass and road repairs is the big challenge.

01/21/2015

NJ Gov. Chris Christie delivers his state of the state address on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Gov. Chris Christie Delivers State Of The State Address

Gov. Chris Christie used his annual State of the State address to try to sell himself to a national audience as he prepares for a potential presidential run.

01/13/2015

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Could A Gas Tax Hike Be In New Jersey’s Future?

Pressure is building in New Jersey to hike the state tax on gasoline. Is there a crack in Gov. Christie’s firm wall of resistance?

09/25/2014

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New Jersey Lawmakers Discuss How To Replenish Transportation Fund

The issue has become one of New Jersey’s main political conundrums.

09/24/2014

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

No Plan To Raise Fares For NJ TRANSIT Commuters

Executive Director James Weinstein told members of the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday the fiscal 2013 state budget does not include any fare increases.

04/03/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Authorize Funds For Transit Projects

About 2,000 idled construction workers will go back to work after Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature approved stopgap funding on Monday.

10/04/2010

NJ Official: Diverting Arc Tunnel Money Considered

TRENTON, N.J. (AP/WCBS 880) – The head of New Jersey Transit on Monday told lawmakers that there have been discussions about scrapping plans for a new rail tunnel to New York and using the state’s […]

09/20/2010