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Congressman Kean challenges Secretary Buttigieg on critical transportation issues

Congestion Pricing and One-Seat-Ride Highlighted in Discussion

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.

Earlier this year he joined the bipartisan, bi-state ‘Anti-Congestion Tax Caucus’ and introduced a bipartisan resolution opposing NY’s Congestion Pricing cash grab.

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.


Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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