Assemblyman Garcia applauds Congress for preventing $50M NJ Transit cut


Outgoing Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia (D-33), who sits on the Assembly Transportation Committee, is applauding Congress for preventing a $50 million federal funding cut from NJ Transit. 

Carmelo Garcia

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“It is a true victory that Congress has decided against cutting $50 million from NJ Transit in the federal transportation funding bill, thanks to the hard work of our New Jersey delegation – Senators Menendez and Booker and Congressmen Sires and Pallone, who sat on the conference committee for this bill,” Garcia said in a statement.

“As a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee who represents Hoboken and Jersey City, in the highest-density and public transit-oriented areas of the state, I know losing that funding would have had a tremendously harmful effect not only on NJ Transit, but on the many commuters who rely on public transportation in our state.”

Garcia recently introduced three commuter-friendly bills in the Assembly: the FARE, TRANSIT and TRIP Act, respectively, to ensure certain discounted fare rates for seniors and students, more public meetings from NJ Transit before a fare hike and much more.

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) said in a statement yesterday that an agreement was reached to “preserve the High Density States Program and remove a House-passed attachment that would have killed the program,” h/t NJ 101.5.


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  1. We’re about to start applauding as this crook is walked off the premises of elected office.
    Maybe the Feds will finally do their jobs. It’s so easy but apparently this one might skate.
    Arresting crook standard is way too high in NJ.

    • Hey, who won the 5th ward election in Hoboken? You were sure that Cunningham was absolutely reviled by your neighbors. How badly did he lose to Gonzalez? By how many hundreds of votes?

      How about the 1st ward, 2nd and 6th wards? Please share the results

      • “He sends a lot of releases” – Quote of the year. I bet its a frightening amount.

        He is the assemblyman for the area so much like a broken clock occasionally he may be right about something. Can’t fault HCV too much on this and as Mr Heinis said, they probably ignore 99% of his nonsense releases. Good thing is, come January he is out and hopefully we never hear from him again.

    • We’re days away from liberation with a great Hobokenite taking the position.
      But seriously, can’t the Feds in NJ round up a few from the low lying criminal fruit tree?