Steve Fulop on Technology
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
Push FTC to investigate data breaches on prepaid store cards
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that he has sent a letter to the head of the Federal Trade Commission requesting an update in its efforts into last week's security breach at Target Corporation retail stores. "Protecting both consumer
confidence and our national economy, as well as the identity of the American consumer, is vital not only during the holiday shopping period, but throughout the year," said Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop. "Senator Menendez is on the mark for pushing
the FTC on its investigation and to make recommendations that would ensure better consumer protection."
Target announced that a data breach had occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013 affecting roughly 40-million credit and debit card accounts,
compromising customers' names, card information and security codes to hackers. While Target has reassured its customers that the breach has been resolved, it has not publically disclosed how the perpetrators managed to slip past its data security.
Source: Press release and Letter to the Federal Trade Commission
, Dec 26, 2013