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Customer Feedback Will Shape Final Fare and Service Adjustment Proposal
NJ TRANSIT recently completed an information session and nine public hearings throughout the state to receive your input on our fare and service adjustment proposal, which was introduced this past April. Additional comments were received via our website at www.njtransit.com.
The original proposal called for an average nine percent fare increase for most customers with a cap of 9.4 percent and some service adjustments to help us fill a $56 million budget gap. That's down from a $120 million gap we began with at the start of the budget process. We were able to make the reduction thanks to savings and efficiencies we identified in fuel, overtime, parts and supply efficiencies and lighting in our facilities.
So what happens next? Our Board of Directors is reviewing your comments and taking a closer look at our Fiscal Year 2016 budget before deciding if the plan should be adopted in its present form or modified at its July 8, 2015 Board of Directors meeting. The one area we will not compromise on is safety. Rest assured that remains our highest priority.
We'll report back to you on a final plan and possible implementation schedule following the July 8 Board meeting. Thank you for your input and continued support.