The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks Gov. Phil Murphy for signing into law S-3425 / A-4958, an important safety measure for motorists and railroad operators alike, which was championed by our sisters and brothers of SMART-TD, UTU.
The law requires railroad operators to remove obstructive vegetation near railroad crossings.
It was sponsored by New Jersey State Sens. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-18, and Teresa M. Ruiz, D-29, and by Assembly members Yvonne Lopez, D-19, Daniel R. Benson, D-14, and BettyLou DeCroce, R-26.
The Senate passed it, 35-0, in May, and the Assembly approved it, 77-0, in December.