New York, NY —
New Jersey Transit is expected to approve today a double-digit fare hike on its bus and train lines.
Early this year, the agency said it had a $60-million shortfall due to increased health care, fuel and security costs. Commuter Louise Genawine said she wouldn't mind paying more if it went toward improving security:
GENAWINE: I've been on New Jersey transut trains acouple of times when there have been breakdowns an nobody seems to know what is happening so if the money goes to improving the system in the way of preparedness for emergency I am for it. Otherwise it is a bad idea.
The fare hike comes as New Jersey grapples with how to finance it's Transportation Trust Fund which pays for all highway and rail projects.