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Are New Jersey’s Roads, Bridges and Transit Systems Safe?

Per The Press of Atlantic City, in late March, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that will inject $400 million into the Garden State’s transportation budget. The massive influx of cash has many wondering, will increasing NJ transportation spending help make our state’s transit system, bridges and roads safer? Lawmakers Hope Raising the Budget Will Make Our Roads, Bridges and Transit System Safer Reportedly, the $400 million will be used for $260 million in improvements to New Jersey’s roads and bridges and $140 million worth of upgrades to the state’s transit system. The Hoboken train accident last year caused around $6 million in damages to tracks and equipment. The incident was a clear indication that New Jersey’s transit system is overdue for technology and safety improvements. Will Spending More on Transportation Improve Safety? While there are no guarantees, efforts to make traveling in New Jersey safer should help…
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Is There a Way to Improve School Bus Safety in New Jersey?

A recent pedestrian accident involving a 14-year-old girl boarding a school bus in Upper Township serves as a serious reminder that improving school bus safety in New Jersey should be a greater priority for our state’s government officials. What Can New Jersey Do to Help Prevent School Bus Accidents? There is a brochure available on NJ.gov that provides tips to improve school bus safety in New Jersey. A few of the school bus accident prevention tips offered in the safety brochure include: If a school bus is stopped to pick up or drop off students on a two-lane highway that has no physical barrier separating the two sides of the road, vehicles must stop until students have exited or entered the bus and the bus deactivates its stop sign and flashing lights. When cars and trucks stop for a stopped school bus, the vehicles should stop at least 25 feet…
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