The agency that operates
toll roads in New Jersey will pay to train 100 new highway patrol
officers in an effort to increase the number of law-enforcement
personnel on the state's turnpikes, The Newark Star-Ledger reported Oct. 31.
The New Jersey Turnpike
Authority, which operates the Garden State Parkway and the New
Jersey Turnpike, told the newspaper it would dedicate $2.5 million
to the effort. The agency has made a number of changes since Gov.
James McGreevey signed legislation May 27 to merge the toll-road
authorities that run the two roads.
The toll roads are 73 troopers
short of the number the state considers necessary to patrol the
highways, The Star-Ledger reported.