TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new AAA survey shows New Jersey drivers have a worsening view of the state’s road and bridge conditions, and Democratic legislative leaders say the report highlights the need to shore up a key transportation fund.

AAA Northeast said Monday 45 percent of New Jersey drivers say their commutes have become worse recently, up from 37 percent in 2013.

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“Horrible, they’re absolutely horrible,” one man told 1010 WINS’ John Montone. “Especially the bridges. The bridges are pretty scary to come across.”

“Some of the secondary roads are so-so,” another woman WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg say the results underscore the need for a plan to deal with the transportation trust fund, which they say is on pace to go broke later this year.

Sweeney and Weinberg have called for a $2 billion fund, but have not put forward a way to finance it.

The survey, conducted every two years, questioned New Jersey 600 drivers about their commutes.

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