WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Tom Kean, Jr. Wednesday questioned United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg on critical transportation issues for New Jersey during a hearing of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.
One of the issues discussed during the hearing with Secretary Buttigieg was Congestion Pricing which many New Jersey residents have expressed serious concerns over given its potential impact on affordability.
Congressman Kean, a staunch opponent of NYC’s Congestion Pricing proposal, posed tough questions to Secretary Buttigieg about the potential consequences of Congestion Pricing on New Jersey commuters and businesses. Kean emphasized his belief that any proposal for Congestion Pricing must be thoroughly examined to ensure that it does not disproportionately burden hardworking families and individuals in his district.
Additionally, Congressman Kean pressed Secretary Buttigieg on the long-standing need for a One-Seat-Ride on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line. This service enhancement has been a priority for Congressman Kean and is a critical issue for New Jerseyans.
Kean reiterated his strong support for the One-Seat-Ride initiative – legislation that he is leading in Congress that passed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee earlier this year – stressing its importance in improving the quality of life for his constituents and enhancing connectivity in the region.