State of New Jersey secondary Archives: on Technology


Kim Guadagno: Get NY tax dollars spent on bi-state transportation

The 200,000 commuters who live in New Jersey but work in New York are required to file income taxes in both states. Guadagno will look to change the bi-state tax structure to benefit New Jersey commuters. She will direct the state treasurer to explore a reciprocal tax agreement to divert New York tax revenue to help fund needed transportation projects in New Jersey to benefit the region as a whole without raising taxes.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website KimForNJ.com Sep 1, 2017

Seth Kaper-Dale: Infrastructure investment tied to environment

We would support a comprehensive infrastructure investment program to rebuild water, sewer, public transportation and school systems, utilizing a project procurement process that considers carbon content to reduce emissions and incentivize local production.
Source: 2018 New Jersey Governor website KaperDaleForGovernor.com Aug 8, 2017

Kim Guadagno: Infrastructure plan without gas tax or toll increases

As Secretary of State, Kim has been in charge of promoting New Jersey's $40 billion travel and tourism industry, overseeing a large increase in tourism spending and visitation. Continuing efforts to expand and diversify New Jersey's travel and tourism industry will create thousands of new jobs.

Implement Transportation Solutions: Instead of massive gas tax hikes and toll increases, New Jersey must develop a sustainable, long-term infrastructure plan to fund our state's urgent infrastructure needs.

Source: 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial campaign website Feb 3, 2017

Josh Gottheimer: Each dollar of infrastructure spending benefits us by $2

The American Society for Civil Engineers gives the US a D+ when it comes to our infrastructure. New Jersey would have an even poorer grade. Each year, the average commuter in our state spends $605 dollars fixing their cars from pothole damage and $861 dollars sitting in traffic.

Right now, because the Hudson Tunnel into New York City is 88 years old and in massive disrepair after Hurricane Sandy, NJ Transit riders face service disruptions and erratic train schedules between Secaucus and Penn Station on the weekends due to track repairs. We can't attract new residents and businesses when our roads, tunnels and bridges are crumbling.

There are clear economic benefits to improving our infrastructure. Studies have shown that each dollar of infrastructure spending increases the gross state product by two dollars. Moreover, fixing infrastructure helps attract new residents, businesses, and raises property values. Most important, it allows us to go home earlier to tuck our kids into bed.

Source: 2016 New Jersey House campaign website josh4congress.com Nov 8, 2016

Josh Gottheimer: Invest in light rail & new tunnel via one-time corporate tax

We need to bring light rail to Bergen County, build the Gateway Tunnel, invest in rail that goes straight to New York City without stopping in Secaucus, bring new bus and rail service to Sussex and Warren and ease our commute to New York City and within our district. I will incentivize companies to bring their dollars sitting overseas back home through a one-time lower tax rate and then allocate that revenue for a new infrastructure bank, which will invest in new roads, bridges, and tunnels.
Source: 2016 New Jersey House campaign website josh4congress.com Nov 8, 2016

Albio Sires: Hudson-Bergen Light Rail has improved quality of life

New Jersey elected officials and labor leaders called on Congress to approve long-term, dedicated funding to repair and upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Officials highlighted the planned extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) as a catalyst for job creation, economic growth and improved quality of life.

"Ask anyone living and working along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and you'll hear countless stories of how it has improved quality of life and generated new business opportunities along the route," Rep. Sires said. "When it comes to transportation, when you build it, people really do come. Investing in our infrastructure is good for both the economy and the environment."

The federal lawmakers also urged their colleagues in Washington to pass a long-term fix to fully fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which will go bankrupt in this summer, reducing or slowing reimbursements to states for critical highway repairs and transit projects.

Source: Press Release from New Jersey congressional delegation Mar 13, 2015

Bill Pascrell: Resources to expand aging transportation infrastructure

Officials highlighted the planned extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) as a catalyst for job creation, economic growth and improved quality of life.

"Not only does investing in infrastructure create good paying jobs for our construction industry, it lays the foundation for economic growth for generations to come," said Rep. Pascrell. "We need not only dedicate resources to maintain our aging transportation infrastructure, but we must expand that system, especially by creating more transit options here in northern New Jersey. Both Congress and the State of New Jersey have ignored this problem for far too long, and it's past time we found a long-term solution to this crisis."

The federal lawmakers also urged their colleagues in Washington to pass a long-term fix to fully fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which will go bankrupt in this summer, reducing or slowing reimbursements to states for critical highway repairs and transit projects.

Source: Press Release from New Jersey congressional delegation Mar 13, 2015

Cory Booker: We can't afford to ignore aging infrastructure anymore

Officials highlighted the planned extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) as a catalyst for job creation, economic growth and improved quality of life.

"Even in a divided Washington, infrastructure investment shouldn't be a partisan issue," said Sen. Booker. "I believe we can unite Republicans and Democrats around this issue and get something done. We can't afford to ignore the aging infrastructure of our country and our state anymore. Failing to make the necessary developments in infrastructure is not only crippling our competitiveness in a global economy, it's crippling hard-working New Jerseyans' opportunities to excel here at home. I will continue to work for long-term investment in infrastructure that creates jobs, stimulates economic growth, and improves the quality of our public transportation."

The federal lawmakers also urged their colleagues in Washington to pass a long-term fix to fully fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which will go bankrupt in this summer.

Source: Press Release from New Jersey congressional delegation Mar 13, 2015

Donald Payne Jr.: Smart investments in infrastructure critical to economy

Officials highlighted the planned extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) as a catalyst for job creation, economic growth and improved quality of life.

"Smart investments in our infrastructure are critical to public safety and economic growth," said Rep. Payne. This is particularly true in New Jersey, where our decaying infrastructure leads to increased driving accidents and limits the movement of commerce throughout the densely-populated Northeast region. Expanding the Hudson-Bergen light rail line to Bergen County and Jersey City's West Side is an important step toward meeting our infrastructure needs, improving commuter safety, and generating economic growth throughout our state."

The federal lawmakers also urged their colleagues in Washington to pass a long-term fix to fully fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which will go bankrupt in this summer, reducing or slowing reimbursements to states for critical highway repairs and transit projects.

Source: Press Release from New Jersey congressional delegation Mar 13, 2015

Robert Menendez: Investing in infrastructure revitalizes neighborhoods

New Jersey elected officials and labor leaders called on Congress to approve long-term, dedicated funding to repair and upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Officials highlighted the planned extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) as a catalyst for job creation, economic growth and improved quality of life.

"Investing in our infrastructure is about more than just getting people from Point A to Point B. It will spark neighborhood revitalization, attracting thousands of new residents who want to live in a transit-accessible, walkable community," said Sen. Menendez. "It's time for us to stop just talking about these projects, and start putting New Jersey to work building them."

The federal lawmakers also urged their colleagues in Washington to pass a long-term fix to fully fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which will go bankrupt in this summer, reducing or slowing reimbursements to states for critical highway repairs and transit projects.

Source: Press Release from New Jersey congressional delegation Mar 13, 2015

Steve Fulop: Light Rail is tremendous asset for economic development

For 15 years since the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) has been rolling plans to extend the line into Bergen County have failed to come to fruition. N.J.Transit is now considering two proposed extensions--which have the support of county and local officials--north to Englewood in Bergen County and west to Route 440 in Jersey City.

"The Light Rail has been a tremendous asset for expanding economic development in Jersey City, where we are currently experiencing record construction and job growth that outpaces the state and the nation," said Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. "A full expansion of the Light Rail into Bergen County, as well as on Jersey City's west side, would spur additional economic growth and create thousands of jobs for New Jerseyans. We thank Senators Menendez and Booker, as well as Congressmen Sires, Payne and Pascrell for recognizing the need to fund this important project and look forward to working with them to bring these infrastructure funds to northern New Jersey."

Source: Press Release from New Jersey congressional delegation Mar 13, 2015

Bonnie Watson Coleman: Support Net Neutrality: keep the internet open

As an advocate for fairness, openness and diversity, Bonnie Watson Coleman fights for Net Neutrality as it means a level playing field for all to thrive on.

The proposed rules by the FCC are just the opposite. They would let large corporations pay more to get faster service. They put the consumers up for sale and essentially wipe out all the little guys trying to make it on their own. It puts those with the most money in control of the content that WE want to access.

Net neutrality is an essential principle that impacts our daily lives as we enter into a more high-speed, technologically driven 21st century. All internet service providers should be disseminating content on par with everyone else, regardless of their ability to write a big check. In Congress, Bonnie Watson Coleman will keep the internet open.

Source: 2014 New Jersey House campaign website BonnieForCongress.com Oct 10, 2014

Cory Booker: Fix crumbling rail & road with National Infrastructure Bank

The 2012 federal transportation bill notes, "the condition and capacity of the highway system has failed to keep up with the growth in freight movement and is hampering the ability of businesses to efficiently transport goods due to congestion."

American rail infrastructure, once considered the best in the world, now ranks eighteenth, plagued by congested choke points and crossings that force trains to travel at inefficient low speeds.

This has real economic consequences: a weak national infrastructure not only raises production costs and reduces productivity for American businesses, but also discourages foreign investment and development. We can create jobs and strengthen our infrastructure for decades to come by creating a national infrastructure bank that leverages public funding to increase private investment in American roads, bridges, airports, marine ports and other assets

Source: 2014 New Jersey Senate campaign website CoryBooker.com Jul 1, 2014

Cory Booker: Invest in Next-Gen air traffic; broadband, and smart grid

Source: 2014 New Jersey Senate campaign website CoryBooker.com Jul 1, 2014

Cory Booker: Protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack

America's critical infrastructure--our power plants, oil pipelines, and water systems--are at serious risk of cyber attack. The vast majority of this critical infrastructure is privately owned. Yet today, if a major cyber attack took place on a telecom company or financial institution, that company wouldn't even know who to call to report it.

We need new ways to protect the computer-connected systems that keep lights on and banks open. Years ago we decided that physical security--fences and cameras -- around sensitive sites like power plants was essential. Yet there is no requirement, or even voluntary standard, for putting virtual fences around the computers that run these facilities.

When critical infrastructure is attacked or essential data is stolen, companies need a clear way to report it to civilian authorities so that government has a picture of the threats and other companies can protect themselves from similar attacks.

Source: 2013-2014 New Jersey Senate campaign web CoryBooker.com Nov 3, 2013

Cory Booker: Technology empowers individuals but creates diverse threats

The world is changing. A hyper-connected, interdependent world economy and new technologies have empowered people and organizations. That means both individual activists in repressive countries have more power to seek freedom, and that groups like al Qaeda can wreak more havoc. This has made the work of ensuring American security more difficult. Gone are the days when we worried principally about a single geopolitical foe. Instead, American security concerns now range from nuclear proliferation and cyber terrorism to plots hatched in distant countries by small bands of radicals and managing a scale down of forces in Afghanistan in a responsible and safe manner. We face new, diverse threats, and we must meet them with a smart, principled strategy that recognizes, rather than ignores, how our world is changing.
Source: 2013-2014 New Jersey Senate campaign web CoryBooker.com Nov 3, 2013

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