Enthusiasm in NJ for pending infrastructure bill

The White House has touted $12 billion impact on New Jersey

The White House has touted a $12 billion impact on New Jersey if Congress passes a new infrastructure bill; a vote is expected after the summer recess.

Janna Chernetz, deputy director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, said that along with that once-in-a-generation federal investment should come some new thinking about how residents actually use mass transit, like on nights and weekends and in between two and three jobs.

“We’re very enthusiastic about the provisions in this legislation dealing with a cleaner [energy] grid, a more state-of-the-art grid,” said Ray Cantor, vice president of government affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

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