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December 8, 2014
MUNICIPAL LEADERS SPEAK ON TRANSPORTATION
Today in Trenton, League of Municipalities’ President,
Mayor Brian Wahler of Piscataway, and League Past President, Mayor Tim
McDonough, will appear before the Senate Transportation Committee to
discuss the need for increased assistance for local roads and bridges.
Mayor Wahler, who was recently elected to lead the
municipal association for the next twelve months, and Mayor McDonough,
who also Chairs the League’s Transportation Trust Fund Review
Committee, will note the importance of local and county roads and
bridges to our State’s people and economy.
The State Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that
New Jersey's municipalities are responsible for 64% (28,539
center line road miles) of our roads. County governments are
responsible for another 22% (6,649 center line road miles).
Together, local governments are responsible for 39% of our
bridges. Local roadways and bridges carry about 55% of all
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:30 A.M., in Committee Room 10, on the 3rd Floor of the State House Annex.
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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director
at 609-695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.
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