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New Jersey Lawmakers Call for More Local Traffic Funding

by Associated Press
New Jersey Turnpike.

Boston Public Library, Flickr

New Jersey lawmakers are calling for local governments to get a bigger share of funding from the state to address transportation issues in cities and counties.

Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski says county and local roads account for 50 to 60 percent of vehicle traffic in the state, but municipalities get only 15 percent of the state's $1.6 billion transportation trust fund.

Sandy Report Details New York's Storm Needs

by Associated Press, Michael Gormley

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Floodgates for tunnels, subways and airports as well as a network of safe havens like old Civil Defense shelters should be among quick, simple preventive measures New York installs for future storms, according to the full report by an expert panel examining Superstorm Sandy's effects in New York.

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