• Governor Christie Shuts Down 1400 Transportation Projects Worth $3.5 Billion
  • August 9, 2016 | Author: Michael S. Zicherman
  • Law Firm: Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation - River Edge Office
  • New Jersey’s massive statewide transportation project shutdown comes about as the result of Gov. Christie’s June 30, 2016 Executive Order 210, which declared a State of Emergency due to the New Jersey State Senate’s failure to act on reauthorizing the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority (TTFA or the “Authority”). Without an established plan for providing additional funding sources for the TTFA, the Authority will exhaust all of its available funds in August 2016. In order to ration the remaining funds, the Governor ordered the “immediate and orderly shutdown” of all TTFA-funded state and local transportation projects that are “not absolutely essential,” and directed the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Executive Director of New Jersey Transit (NJT) to develop plans to accomplish this.