Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities

The Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of state transportation, including bridge and highway construction, motor vehicle inspections, expansion of light-rail train systems, and management of the toll road authorities.
Democratic Research Aide:  Jillian Dempsey   
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Vainieri Huttle Legislation Urging Port Authority Not to Recognize NY Transportation Inspector General Clears Panel

Asw. Valerie Vainieri Huttle Assemblywoman: NJ Will Not Allow Cuomo to Seize Political Control of Bi-State Agency

Legislation Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to denounce a recent single-handed effort by New York to introduce an office overseeing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - a bi-state agency - was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.

"The Port Authority is a bi-state agency. By going ahead and independently establishing the Office of the Inspector General of New York for Transportation, New York is violating the Port Authority Compact," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "The compact unequivocally requires the consent of the legislatures of both New York and New Jersey. This is a patently illegal and ill-intended effort by Gov. Cuomo to unilaterally seize political control of the Port Authority, and it cannot stand."

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Singleton, Conaway & DeAngelo Bill to Protect Pedestrians in School Zones Clears Assembly Committee

Asm. Troy Singleton 'Antwan's Law' Memorializes Teen Killed on Route 130 Near Burlington City High School

Legislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to make roadways safer for pedestrians was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.

"Antwan's tragic death was a painful incident that underscores what the data on Route 130 has shown for years. Whether they're going to school or to get a slice of pizza with friends, our kids are in danger every time they cross this roadway," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "This measure will not only be impactful in the community of Burlington, but in other areas across the state where children face a similar hazard near their schools."

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DeAngelo & Mosquera Bill to Establish Motorcycle License Plates for Veterans Gains Committee OK

Asm. Wayne DeAngelo Legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to create special license plates for veterans who own or lease a motorcycle was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.

"Veterans take pride in having served their country, and they ought to be able to express that in as many ways as possible," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "With this legislation, New Jersey will join several states across the nation in making special license plates available to veterans who ride motorcycles."

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Combating Bias Intimidation amid Recent Threats, Student Transportation Safety (esp. along Route 130) & Homelessness Prevention Bill Package Highlight Thursday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Voting Machine Security, No Smokeless Tobacco in Schools, Improved Education for Deaf Children, Deterring Food Waste, Labor Assistance Program for Suspended Drivers, Tougher Stalking Penalties & Improved Protections Against Employer Discrimination

Legislation to require New Jersey's full participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, toughen crimes against bias intimidation amid recent anti-Semitic threats, improve student transportation safety around schools - especially along Route 130 in Burlington County - and a wide-ranging bill package designed to combat homelessness highlight Thursday's Assembly committee hearings...

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