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  • NJ A3524
  • "Transparency, Responsibility, and Accountability for New Surcharges and Increases in Ticketing (T.R.A.N.S.I.T.) Act"; increases number of public hearings NJT is required to hold prior and subsequent to fare increase or change or abandonment of service.
Introduced
(4/4/2016)
In Committee
(4/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill is designated as the "Transparency, Responsibility, and Accountability for New Surcharges and Increases in Ticketing (T.R.A.N.S.I.T.) Act" and increases the number of public hearings that the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is required to hold prior and subsequent to a fare increase of any motorbus regular route or rail passenger service or the substantial curtailment or abandonment of any of those services. Under the bill, not less than 30 days prior to the adoption of any fare increase for any motorbus regular route or rail passenger service or the substantial curtailment or abandonment of any of those services, NJ Transit is required to conduct at least four public hearings in the area affected, of which at least one public hearing is to be conducted in each county affected by the proposed fare increase or the curtailment or abandonment of service. Under the bill, within 30 days following the effective date of any fare increase for any motorbus regular route or rail passenger service, or the substantial curtailment or abandonment of any of those services, NJ Transit is required to conduct at least four public hearings in the area affected. The bill requires that the public hearings be scheduled to begin after 6:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on a weekday and be attended by at least two-thirds of the members of the board of NJ Transit in office at the time of the hearing. Notice of the hearings is required to be given at least 15 days prior to each hearing to the governing body of each affected county and the clerk of each affected municipality in that county as well as posted in prominent places on the rail cars and buses serving the routes to be affected.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 4/4/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
4/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
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