Rally held against proposed NJ Transit fare hikes

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

JERSEY CITY (WABC) -- There is push back against New Jersey Transit after the agency refused to budge on its proposed fare hikes.

Local lawmakers and union members held a rally at the Glen Rock train station Monday night protesting New Jersey Transit's proposal to increase fares by an average of 9%.

The protesters blame Governor Christie; they're calling the fare hikes a tax on the middle class.

"I think when you look at the record of tax increases in mass transportation in infrastructure, a lack of investment in New Jersey, it's not something that the governor is going to be proud of," said Steven Fulop, (D) Jersey City Mayor.

They want the state government and Governor Christie's administration to fill the $56-million budget gap.