Statements about Transportation
"Under Republican Governor Chris Christie, tolls cost more. Train and bus rides cost more. College tuition goes up. But Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires."
Says a new state report "confirms" that red-light cameras "lead to more accidents, more injuries and greater cost."
"There is little if any evidence that the use of red light cameras in New Jersey has reduced the number or severity of accidents at the intersections where they are used."
On transportation financing
"New Jersey has the largest transit system in the entire country."
"If you're earning under $100,000 a year and you commute to New York every day you pay more to the Port Authority in tolls than you pay to the state of New Jersey in income tax."
"The (ARC Tunnel) project was originally estimated to be $8.7 billion, and New Jersey alone was on the hook for all overruns."
"Many of the top officials at the Port Authority earn more money than the governors of the states that have jurisdiction over them."
"By the way, I'm not raising tolls 50 percent....Jon Corzine did."
"New Jersey taxpayers … will now face the highest tolls in the country."
"Last year we spent more than $40 billion on highways. And Lord knows we need that. But that's more than we spent on Amtrak in its entire 40-year history."
"As we near the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we should not forget that some of the hijackers used New Jersey driver’s licenses to board those aircraft."
"Last year -- actually, this year in May -- we saw New Jersey Transit fares rise anywhere from 25 percent to 47 percent."
Says car insurance rates have decreased since about a decade ago because of market-based solutions that attracted more auto insurers to New Jersey.
"Since 2004, there have been some 1,300 attacks (on rail targets). Four thousand people have died. Thousands of injuries."
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