Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville), the Democratic State Chairman, said that Gov. Christopher Christie is rushing toward a fare increase and should wait until NJ Transit has reviewed other cost-cutting opportunities before cutting their state aid.
Wisniewski chastised the newly-appointed NJ Transit executive director, James Weinstein, for not identifying patronage jobs that could be eliminated, and said he was disappointed with the quantity of specific proposals.
“Gov. Christie’s approach is unfair to the hard-working New Jerseyans who have no choice but to rely on NJ Transit to get to work,” Wisniewski said. “A fare increase from Gov. Christie, after all, is no different from a tax increase. This is actually a double-hit, because commuters will pay more for less service.