Moriarty & Milam Bill Package Reforming Southern New Jersey’s 3 Bi-State Transportation Authorities Released from Assembly Committee
(TRENTON) – A three-bill package sponsored by Assemblymen Paul D. Moriarty and Matthew W. Milam that would help curtail excessive perks and compensation at New Jersey’s three southern bi-state transportation agencies was released Thursday from the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.
The agencies – the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) [PA & NJ], the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) [DE & NJ], and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) [PA & NJ] – are funded through tax dollars and tolls. A March report on the DRPA by the state Office of the Comptroller found millions of dollars in toll money misspent and misused over the last decade.
“These are common sense reforms, some of which are already being put into place by the agencies,” said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). “Codifying the changes in law will give commuters piece of mind and make it that much harder for unscrupulous individuals to undo the reforms in the future.”
“It’s difficult to believe these agencies claims of poverty when they are doling out free EZ-Passes and other perks to employees and officers,” said Milam (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). “Implementing these reforms will give motorists some confidence that their toll dollars are actually going to fund roadway improvements.”
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