One of the core functions of our state government is to ensure the safety, efficiency and dependability of our transportation systems. Unfortunately due to the current situation regarding inaction in funding the Transportation Trust Fund, this core function is not only at risk today, but that risk is getting worse each and every day we continue to delay.
This issue needs to be resolved now. Our state’s commuters can’t wait. Our state’s economy can’t wait. Those dependent upon jobs in the transportation and construction sectors can’t wait.
On behalf of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, representing one million members and their families, we call on legislative leadership and the governor to come back to the table immediately to broker a resolution to this critical issue.