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Lettiere praise new Federal Transportation funding bill
- Acting Governor Richard J. Codey today praised New Jersey's
Congressional delegation for its work on a federal transportation
funding bill that would increase funding to the Garden State by
at least 30 percent.
"New Jersey's highways are among the most heavily traveled
in the nation," Codey said. "I commend the members of
our Congressional delegation for their hard work in providing
this federal help."
SAFETEA-LU, known as the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible and
Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2005, a Legacy for Users,"
would increase New Jersey's federal funding for road and mass
transit projects. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the
bill today, and passage in the U.S. Senate appears imminent.
"We are extremely excited and relieved that Congress has
acted," Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere said. "Now,
with certainty of increased federal funding, we can go about our
business and make improvements to our transportation infrastructure
that will reduce congestion, promote the use
of mass transit and, most importantly, save lives."