James McGreevey signed legislation May 27 to merge the toll-road
authorities that run the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State
new law enables the Turnpike to assume the operations, facilities
and financial obligations of the New Jersey Highway Authority, which
operates the Garden State Parkway.
measure is intended to avoid toll hikes on the Parkway and eliminate
131 duplicate positions, The Star-Ledger reported.
money saved – as much as $130 million over 14 years – would be reinvested
for toll road improvements and to help offset the cost of installing
breezed through the Senate by a 39-1 vote in March. The lower house
approved the measure 43-26 on May 22.