Regional Plan Association Makes Presentation On Impact of Shutdown of Hudson River Rail Tunnels

What would happen if one or both rail tunnels connecting New Jersey to Penn Station in New York were to close? The Regional Plan Association has examined that potential nightmare situation and made a presentation Monday evening. Hear more in this report from Cranford Radio.

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Nat Bottigheimer, Regional Plan Association

State’s Transportation Trust Fund Focus of Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Meeting

New Jersey has one of the lowest gas taxes in the nation. Republicans and Democrats have said increased funding for the Transportation Trust Fund is critical to maintain the state’s transportation system but getting consensus on how to raise that funding has proven difficult. Public opinion polls have shown little support of raising the gas tax. Assemblyman John Wisniewski chairs the Assembly Transportation Committee and he addressed Monday’s meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition to speak about the trust fund. After the meeting in Westfield, he spoke with Cranford Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast.

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Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D)