LIST: Dozens of Ocean County Road Projects on Gov’s Shutdown List in Response to Failed Gas Tax Increase

road-closure-detour tls[LIST BELOW] Acting Governor Kim Guadagno announced Wednesday that the state Department of Transportation (DOT) and NJ TRANSIT (NJT) have compiled and identified a list of projects funded through the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) that are subject to an orderly shutdown under Governor Christie’s Executive Order No. 210. The order was issued on June 30, 2016 by the Governor in the wake of the state Senate’s failure to act on the Assembly Transportation Trust Fund package that would have provided every New Jersey family two broad-based tax cuts that exceed the legislation’s proposal for a dedicated gas tax increase.

“As Governor, I am entrusted with the responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this State, as well as the responsibility to aid in the prevention of damage, loss, or destruction of property in the event of emergencies affecting the State. As this executive order states, in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this State, it is necessary that the remaining amounts held by the TTF not be spent on any transportation project that is not absolutely essential,” Governor Christie stated in signing Executive Order No. 210.

In the absence of a legislative solution to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund and consistent with Executive Order No. 210, it is necessary to stop work temporarily on ongoing projects funded by the TTF by 11:59 p.m. on July 8, 2016 for a period of at least seven days. DOT and NJT should use the intervening days to assess and prioritize the list of projects to obtain the greatest effect out of the remaining TTF funds.

The plan exempts projects deemed essential for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of all citizens and will not impact projects funded through federal sources.

A list of projects that are funded through the TTF and are subject to an orderly shutdown are attached to this release. Click here and here for the lists.


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  1. Now comes the punishment to us for telling the politicians we have enough tax hikes. They will spend millions of dollars on ads to tell us how big a mistake it was to not to raise the gas tax.
    I have a better idea how about the Politicians cut the pet projects that give money to their supporters. Pay to Play is still alive and well in this state. When asked how much per mile it costs to repair a road in NJ they can’t answer. It is somewhere between $100,000.00 and $27 million. They don’t know, so how can we trust them to spend OUR MONEY wisely?

    Maybe its time to elect Politicians that can add.

  2. I always liked Christie. Not anymore. This is mamesh gun-to-your-head bullying. You mean to tell me there was exactly enough money only for the day after the election ?!! There was no buffer zone ?! And if the bill to raise gas tax would’ve passed, you would have got that money into the DOT and NJ cpffers in 3 days ?!!! Bulloney !! Hes a lying, bully, skunk !! I can not believe this baby sore loser. And im saying it nicely cuz this is a family site.

  3. Really,

    The sad reality though is that the gas bill did not fail due to us telling the politicians enough with higher taxes. The gas tax failed because taxes were not raised enough. It was the liberals that brought it down. The liberals did not like the Governers decrease in sales tax. So sadlly we had nothing to do with the gas tax demise.

  4. Hey The Truth, sorry to disagree with you, but when the Politicians were called out by name they all cowered because they didn’t want us to know which one of the cowards in Trenton voted how. They new the tax swap was a scam. Give us $.23 now and in 2 years maybe we will give you back $.01 on your sales tax. If it was going to be such a wash the why didn’t they just dedicate the $.01 sales tax to the transportation fund? Also that $.23 per gallon was a lie. It was 12.5% of the price of a gallon of gas, so that means when the price of gas goes up so does the Tax.

  5. I’m with Command posts – something doesn’t add up. It’s. Nerve that they make a vote, Christie’s side loses and a week later they announce immediate stoppage of Raid projects. Come on. Ur right – he IS a bully.

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