Murphy proposes $242 million in new NJ Transit subsidies

At his budget address on Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy proposed increasing the state’s annual subsidy to New Jersey Transit by $242 million, to offset deep cuts during the Christie administration.

Murphy has made improving the floundering state transportation agency a centerpiece of his administration. He has already begun to make his mark on the agency with a plan to increase capacity, and his picks for key leadership positions, including Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti as DOT Commissioner, and Kevin Corbett as NJ Transit’s newly minted Executive Director.

“We are sending a strong signal to our commuters that a better day, and better service, is coming,” Murphy said.

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