Toll meetings continue in New Jersey

| Friday, January 25, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s series of “town hall” meetings to promote his proposal to pay off state debt by increasing tolls continues Monday, Jan. 28, in Camden, NJ.

Corzine is proposing to increase tolls every four years from 2010 through 2022 on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway, and to start charging tolls on a toll-free state Route 440.

The governor’s plan also includes state spending freezes and new borrowing strategies to pay down $32 billion in debt.

Corzine called for 21 public meetings to discuss his plan and collect feedback. The public is invited to speak at meetings. To sign up, call the phone number listed with the meeting you wish to attend, or send e-mail to the addresses provided.

Meetings coming up soon include:
            Camden – 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28
            Voorhees Middle School - Performing Arts Center
            1000 Holly Oak Drive
            Voorhees, NJ 08043
            RSVP: (609) 292-9763
            Camden.rsvp@gov.state.nj.us
           
            Union – 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30
            Union County College – Roy W. Smith Theater
            1033 Springfield Ave.
            Cranford, NJ 07016
            RSVP: (609) 777-2212
            Union.rsvp@gov.state.nj.us

            Ocean – 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 2
            Toms River North High School – Ritacco Center
            1245 Old Freehold Road
            Toms River, NJ 08753
            RSVP: (609) 777-2210
            Ocean.rsvp@gov.state.nj.us

            Monmouth – 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 4
            Marlboro High School – Theatre
            95 North Main St.
            Marlboro, NJ 07746
            RSVP: (609) 777-2607
            Monmouth.rsvp@gov.state.nj.us

            Passaic – 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 6
            Passaic County Technical Institute – Auditorium
            45 Reinhardt Road
            Wayne, NJ 07470
            RSVP: (609) 777-2510
            Passaic.rsvp@gov.state.nj.us

            Atlantic – 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 7
            Atlantic Cape Community College – Walter E. Edge Theater
            5100 Black Horse Pike
            Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
            RSVP: (609) 777-2208
            Atlantic.rsvp@gov.state.nj.us

Click here for updates to the meeting schedule.

– By David Tanner, staff writer
david_tanner@landlinemag.com

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