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NEW JERSEYANS CONTINUE TO OPPOSE GAS TAX HIKE; POSSIBLE ESTATE TAX TRADE-OFF DOES LITTLE TO BOOST SUPPORT

The Transportation Trust Fund is running on fumes, but replenishing it through a gas tax increase remains a non-starter with New Jerseyans, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty-six percent oppose a gas tax hike, virtually unchanged in the last 18 months; 42 percent support it.

Posted at 12:01 am March 17, 2016, in Gas Tax, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Transportation

ARC PROJECT CANCELLATION BY CHRISTIE RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT FUTURE OF TRANS-HUDSON RAIL TUNNELS FOR NEW JERSEYANS

As transit and transportation industry leaders and federal and state officials take early steps to make the Hudson River “Gateway” program a reality, New Jersey residents are troubled by the state of the existing rail tunnels and are second-guessing Gov. Chris Christie’s 2010 termination of the ARC tunnel project, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 2015, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, New York City, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

STRONG OPPOSITION TO HIGHER GAS TAX DECREASES AS NEW JERSEYANS LEARN WHY MORE REVENUE IS NEEDED

While winter weather hammered the state’s already crumbling roads, New Jerseyans appear to remain opposed to raising the gas tax to pay for repairs, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Two-thirds oppose paying more for gas, even with the resulting revenue dedicated to road maintenance. Only 31 percent support an increase.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 17, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Transportation

NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT GOV. CHRISTIE’S CANCELLATION OF ARC TUNNEL PROJECT

A majority of New Jerseyans support the cancellation of the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel project announced two weeks ago and reaffirmed this week by Gov. Chris Christie, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds. While believing the tunnel could be important to the state’s economic development, 51 percent of Garden State voters think Christie was right to cancel … Read more …

Posted at 1:55 pm October 29, 2010, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

CORZINE FACES UPHILL CLIMB TO SELL TOLL ROAD IDEA

If Gov. Jon Corzine proposes to lease the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway as a way of raising money to pay state debt, he will face opposition from across the political spectrum, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am August 14, 2007, in Jon Corzine, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

NEW JERSEYANS TAKE TO ROAD DESPITE HIGH GAS PRICES

New Jersey drivers say they are taking mass transit more often and shopping for vehicles that get better gas mileage, but there is little change in the percentage that are scaling back travel plans this summer in response to high gas prices.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 30, 2006, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

AUTO INSURANCE: THE ISSUE THAT DOESN’T GO AWAY

When James McGreevey first ran for governor in 1997, auto insurance reform was one of the key issues he used to nearly unseal incumbent Christie Whitman. And while more residents today are satisfied with their auto policies than were six years ago, a sizable number have experienced rising premiums in the past year.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 14, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

NEW JERSEY E-ZPASS – THOSE WHO USE IT LOVE IT

With E-ZPass in New Jersey, familiarity breeds satisfaction. Garden State drivers with E-ZPass view the system as a big success, both in general and in their own experiences. More than three-quarters of E-ZPass drivers classify the system as a success, and nearly as many say they are “very satisfied” with the way E-ZPass has worked … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 23, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

THE NEW JERSEY STATE PLAN

As the State Planning Commission prepares to adopt an updated version of the New Jersey State Plan this week, residents rate the existing version of the plan as largely ineffectual. While New Jerseyans feel that the goals of the State Plan are very important, after nearly a decade under the Plan they see little, if … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 25, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

DMV INSPECTION NIGHTMARE? ONLY A DREAM! MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS GIVE THUMBS UP TO AUTO INSPECTIONS

Contrary to widespread belief; the vast majority of New Jersey is well satisfied with the state’s new motor vehicle inspection system. Only 2 in 10 report a longer wait since the new test’s inception; just under half say they made it through the test in less than fifteen minutes.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 3, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation