Corzine vows not to sell or lease state’s toll roads to certain groups

| 6/29/2007

In a reversal from his earlier position, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine on Thursday pledged that state toll roads will not be sold or leased to any for-profit or foreign operator.

According to Reuters, widespread political and public opposition to his original plan to privatize the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Freeway caused Corzine to drop the plan.

Now, the governor is considering creating a government-owned, non-profit agency to operate the toll roads, Reuters reported.