Trainspotter 0 Posted February 12, 2008 Share #1 Posted February 12, 2008 Study Bares Transit Woes in New Jersey Though California is famous for its gridlocked freeways, no state beats New Jersey when it comes to congested highways. Commuters in New Jersey also have the third-longest travel time to work — exceeding California’s — even though the state also has the second-highest percentage of mass transportation use. The figures, in a study from Rutgers University on the public’s perceptions of investment in transportation, come at a time when Gov. Jon S. Corzine is pushing a plan to raise tolls drastically to pay for such ambitious projects as widening the New Jersey Turnpike and building rail tunnels into Manhattan. The study, prepared by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, does not explicitly take a stand on the governor’s plan, which is opposed by every Republican in the Legislature and by many residents. Full story: - February 12, 2008 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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