New Jersey governor promises 'major statement' on NJ Transit

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has promised a “a major statement” about NJ Transit funding as part of his budget address today to the state legislature.

Murphy, the Democrat in his first year as governor, made the comment Monday during an appearance on a radio call-in show. He did not offer details, but has said NJ Transit is singificantly underfunded.

“A commuter rail company like this — which is the third largest in the country and, by the way, used to be a national model, not a national laughing stock—you need to put money where your mouth is,” Murphy said, according to an report on the 20-minute radio appearance.

NJ Transit issues include a fatal accident in Hoboken, N.J., in 2016; a significant drop in funding — from $348 million in 2009 to $33 million in 2016 under former Gov. Chris Christie; and the possibility of failing to meet this year’s deadline for installation of positive train control.

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