The following is a note addressed to Meadowlands Regional Chamber members from President & CEO Jim Kirkos regarding Public Question #2, which would dedicate the gas tax to the Transportation Trust Fund.
On Tuesday, Nov 8th, we are advocating for the approval of Ballot Question #2 which will ensure all revenue from the recently enacted gas tax must be constitutionally dedicated to the Transportation Trust Fund as opposed to being allocated to the general fund of the state. This will allow the New Jersey to finally get to work on rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges and also invest in modernizing our transportation system.
The successful passage of Question 2 will end the misuse of funds intended for transportation infrastructure, and it will provide a sustainable and steady source of funding for our infrastructure for the foreseeable future.
If Question #2 does not pass, New Jersey’s transportation system could quickly revert to a broken system with delays in implementing planned projects.
Given that New Jersey has the eighth worst bridges in the nation and road conditions that cost the average motorist more than $2,600 per year in operating costs, accidents and traffic delays, this dedicated funding source would provide safety and a much-needed economic boost for New Jerseyans.
Improved infrastructure means less congestion and traffic for New Jersey commuters and improved efficiency for businesses.
Voting ‘Yes’ on Question 2 also means out-of-staters who use New Jersey’s roads will pay their fair share when they fill-up in New Jersey.
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