Loading...

Forward New Jersey came together to advocate for a long-term, sustainable, reliable and constitutionally dedicated source of funding for the TTF. That goal has now been achieved. We would like to commend the hard work and dedication of all our coalition members. For well over two years, they committed to working every day to ensuring New Jersey had the kind of solution it needed on the TTF.

By approving Question #2, the voters of New Jersey took a critical step in moving New Jersey forward to better transportation and infrastructure. This constitutional amendment commits billions of dollars over the next eight years to fix our roads, bridges, and commuter trains. Voters have helped put New Jersey on the right track.

Voters approve ballot measure to dedicate gas tax despite last-minute opposition

New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment that will dedicate gas tax revenue to transportation projects, delivering a political loss to the state’s newly ambitious lieutenant governor who had raised concerns about the previously uncontroversial measure.

The Associated Press called the race just after midnight.

With 90 percent of precincts reporting, the measure had passed by a margin of 180,000 votes, or 53.5 percent, according to the AP.

Read More Here.

November 9th, 2016|

N.J. votes to dedicate gas tax revenue to transportation projects

New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment dedicating gas tax proceeds to transportation projects, locking in more than $1 billion a year in new revenue from the recently enacted 23 cent gas tax.

The referendum passed despite a late revolt against the once-virtually uncontested question that passed the Legislature with just one “no” vote and had the support of Gov. Chris Christie.

Read More Here.

November 9th, 2016|

BALLOT QUESTIONS: VOTERS REJECT CASINOS OUTSIDE AC, APPROVE FUEL-TAX DEDICATION

The results of the two ballot questions before voters yesterday might ‘speak to how much voters dislike Trenton”

New Jersey voters yesterday resoundingly rejected a ballot question seeking to end Atlantic City’s longstanding monopoly on casino gambling in the state. They also appeared to narrowly approve a question seeking to protect state fuel-tax revenue from being spent on anything other than transportation projects.

Read More Here.

November 9th, 2016|
ForwardNJ Chair Tom Bracken

A Message from ForwardNJ Chair Tom Bracken

An American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) study shows that a $2 billion level of highway and bridge construction work in New Jersey would stimulate $4.7 billion in economic input, or a return of over $2.35 for ever $1 spent. Moreover, this level of investment would create an sustain 34,165 jobs throughout the state’s economy, with a total annual pay of $1.4 billion. Click here to learn more.

Click here to learn more about a recent report by Peter Philips, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at the University of Utah that brings to light the challenge of maintaining infrastructure in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation, and how the state’s construction industry is one of the most productive and best-equipped in the country.

Moving New Jersey's Economy Forward

Click here to learn more about the opportunities that come with investing in New Jersey’s transportation system.

ForwardNJ is advocating for a robust, reliable, sustainable and constitutionally-dedicated solution to this problem facing our state.