Phil Murphy on Technology
Transit system must know where it's going
I look forward to our continued partnership to fix NJ TRANSIT. At the end of the day, we still must answer to the commuter whose train was cancelled, or whose bus is over capacity.
And, I won't be happy until we bat 1.000. If a transit system doesn't know where it's going, it's never going to get there. That's what our strategic and capital plans will change.
Source: 2020 New Jersey State of the State address
, Jan 14, 2020
Share congestion pricing revenue between NYC and NJ
New Jersey drivers are used to heavy traffic getting into Manhattan but "congestion pricing" is something different, and potentially even more aggravating. State lawmakers in New York approved a first-in-the-nation plan that will impose fees on
drivers entering Manhattan south of 61st Street, possibly starting in 2021.
Under the plan, drivers using the Lincoln Tunnel and Holland Tunnel would receive a credit based on what they pay in tolls. However, no break would be offered to motorists
taking the George Washington Bridge, as noted by Gov. Phil Murphy in a letter to N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Murphy, in his letter to Cuomo, asked Cuomo to consider sharing some of the revenue with NJ Transit and PATH. According to
AAA Northeast, which opposes the plan, 80% of the revenues will go toward the subways. The Long Island and Metro-north railroads each would get 10 percent [while NJ transit would get none]. Cuomo had not publicly responded as of Monday afternoon.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race
, Apr 2, 2019
Invest to restore NJ's place as leader in innovation economy
Before there was Silicon Valley, there was New Jersey. Phil will restore our place as a leader in the innovation economy by:
Source: 2017 N.J. gubernatorial campaign website, Murphy4NJ.com
, Jun 6, 2017
- Rebuilding our cities through critical investments in transportation infrastructure to take full advantage of our
state's geography to attract workers and get new advancements to market;
- Re-investing in our institutions of higher education and community colleges to make them affordable;
Providing student loan relief for STEM employees and incentivizing employer matches;
- Developing a STEM-oriented K-12 curriculum and expanding alternative pathways to success,
including apprenticeship programs and vocational training; and
- Expanding small business incubators to incentivize new businesses to start here in New Jersey.
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