TOLL COLLECTORS PRIVATIZATION PLAN DISCUSSED IN TRENTON

Toll collectors in New Jersey are overpaid. That was the message from Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson. When testifying before the Assembly State Government Committee, Simpson said that toll collectors in New Jersey make on average $20,000 more than surrounding states. Many of these workers are getting paid around $65,000 and up. A private company would pay many of the workers around $25,000 a year. It costs double to collect money manually than through E-Z Pass. A proposal for concessions has been submitted by the union and is being reviewed by the state.

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