MVC and NJ Transit grilled over service, ailing budgets

The bosses at NJ Transit and the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission were grilled by lawmakers Monday during online budget hearings. NJ Transit predicts it will take four years to restore full ridership lost during the pandemic even as it relies on budget transfers, turnpike toll revenues and massive one-shots of federal aid to survive.

The chronic closing of MVC offices — and problems with its online appointment system — drew harsh criticism from lawmakers who asked the agency to add more shifts. But MVC boss Sue Fulton said she lacks the staff to do that and instead hopes things improve after all MVC workers get vaccinated.

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