The absolute worst time to increase tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway. Green-lighting a 40% toll hike while the general public is told to hunker down and not leave the house. Who’s gonna risk getting sick to protest a massive toll hike?
Nothing worse than pushing for toll hike in midst of health, un-employment and foreclosure crisis.Concerned Citizens of AC.
NJ Gov Murphy says groups of people are ordered to NOT gather. This does not apply to the South Jersey Transportation Authority.
SJTA will not postpone AC X-way toll hike public hearings scheduled for April 1.
James “Sonny” McCullough is a SJTA board member. According to the Press of AC, Sonny’s been told by the SJTA that the Governor’s Office and SJTA leadership do not want board members quoted in the press about the hearings. That’s why we decided to post the lovely photo below.
South Jersey Transportation Authority Board Members
The toll hike would help fund a direct connection from the expressway to the struggling airport. Why schedule these public hearings when people can’t attend? Not only does the SJTA authority want an immediate toll hike, they want automatic yearly increases too.
Governor Murphy tells NJ residents to shelter in place. Stay home. But when it comes to meetings about spending more public funds… those meetings can go forward.
Families losing jobs. Business shuttered. Big middle-finger to average citizen.Concerned AC Taxpayer
AC Expressway Toll Hike Public Hearing
WHEN: April 1, 12 noon, at South Jersey Transportation Authority, Frank S. Farley Service Plaza.
Public comment period is open til April 13. Comments can be mailed to Executive Director, South Jersey Transportation Authority, Farley Service Plaza, P.O. Box 351, Hammonton, NJ 08037 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck with that.
MORE INFO: sjta.com
SJTA should postpone these public hearings to raise tolls. Especially when most are reeling from layoffs and shutdowns.
Holding critical public hearings during a public health crisis is despicable.