NEW JERSEYS INFRASTRUCTURE:
WHAT IS NEEDED AND HOW TO FUND IT
TRENTON, NJ (December 13, 2012) Yesterday 48 local officials, private sector experts and representatives from New Jersey’s largest and most advanced utilities gathered at the Mercer County College in West Windsor where the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Educational Foundation presented a strategic view of New Jersey’s infrastructure needs. This event helped the public and policy makers understand a global estimate and approach to New Jersey’s infrastructure repair & replacement. Presentations covered community infrastructure, transportation, and utility infrastructure and a and looked at infrastructure from 1899 to 2020. The current cost estimates and range of needs is so enormous as to make it seem impossible using current approaches. Presenters offered their views of New Jersey’s macro needs and possible costs for the State’s infrastructure; as well as local needs. They discussed policies and priorities and a review of ways forward with this enormous task.
The event also included a more focuses discussion of how these macro forces impact local needs, planning and funding options.
Presentations and a full list of presenters and sponsors are available by visiting www.njlmef.org .
Led by Foundation Trustee Ken Gardner, Vice President, Government Banking, PNC Bank the distinguished presenters include:
- Dean James Hughes, Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
- Philip K. Beachem, President Alliance for Action
- Suzanne Chiavari, Vice President of Engineering, New Jersey American Water
- David Kuhn, Assistant Commissioner for Capital Investment, Planning and Grant Administration, NJDOT
- Mary-Ann Holden, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
- Bill Neary, President, Keep Middlesex Moving; Former Mayor, East Brunswick
- David Zimmer, Executive Director, New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust
This NJLM Educational Foundation event is made possible by the generous support of program partner PNC Bank; and sponsors Atlantic City Electric; Atlantic Wind Connection;
New Jersey Natural Gas; along with support from PSE&G