TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – 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.

Christie on Wednesday addressed the fund during his monthly radio call-in show on 101.5 FM.

Christie says the fund is paid for through fiscal year 2016 but that the fund needs to be fixed in the longer term.

The governor surprised Democratic lawmakers by not mentioning the fund during his annual budget address on Tuesday.

“This is the one issue, our infrastructure, that impacts every single citizen, every single day,” State Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tom Brackens told WCBS 880 on Wednesday.

But Christie says a decision shouldn’t be rushed and that all options continue to be on the table.

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