**Urgent Time Sensitive**
League of Municipalities – Transportation Survey
On Wednesday, September 24 Mayors Robert Jackson of Montclair and Timothy McDonough of Hope urged the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee to prioritize New Jersey’s transportation funding, and to put our State’s economic future on solid footing. With the Transportation Trust Fund facing insolvency early next year, the Mayors, representing the New Jersey League of Municipalities, called for bold, bipartisan action. In that hearing, the Committee asked the League to survey its membership on transportation funding options and report back to them at the Committee’s final hearing held during the League’s Annual Conference on Thursday, November 20, 9 AM, Hall A, Atlantic City Convention Center. We respectfully request you complete this survey by Friday, November 7th to assist us in this matter.
For background, on June 30th 2015, less than one year from today, New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund will reach insolvency and have no capacity to pay for any transportation projects. Experts estimate that the TTF needs $20 billion over the next 10 years to maintain and improve the state’s roads, bridges and mass transit systems, provide local aid, as well as to begin critical projects. The lack of a long-term solution to this dire problem threatens the safety and quality of life of residents and commuters, as well as the state’s business climate and economy. New Jersey’s municipal leaders are acutely aware of the need for investment in local roads and bridges and the challenges associated with funding these critical projects.
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