Want to help save NJ’s transportation future? Political change can only happen if we join together and make our voices heard as one. Together we can tell Trenton loud and clear that New Jersey needs a 21st century transportation system – and that can’t happen without funding. Click the links below to email your elected officials.
Transportation Trust Fund
New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund was established in 1984 and is the main source of state funding for NJDOT and NJ Transit capital projects. It is funded by the state gas tax and portions of several other taxes. While money from the fund was initially disbursed on a pay-as-you-go basis, the fund increasingly came to rely on bonding and is now expected to go bankrupt in 2011. New Jersey has also begun using the TTF to pay for operating expenses like NJDOT salaries – an extremely bad habit.
New Jersey needs to break away from the stopgap measures of the past and ensure the fund is put on more stable financial footing. There is no silver bullet, and solving our transportation funding crisis will require a comprehensive solution that relies less on debt and spreads the burden over all users of the system.
Click here to tell Governor Christie, DOT Commissioner Simpson and your state representatives to pass a financially sound, environmentally sustainable and socially just Transportation Trust Fund bill!
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