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After Hoboken Train Crash, New Jersey Finally Raises Gas Tax

Even before Wednesday's fatal New Jersey Transit crash in Hoboken, the New Jersey Transit authority was seen as underfunded and leaderless. Incidentally, New Jersey's state infrastructure fund was supported by the state's gas tax, which hadn't been raised since 1988. The fund ran out of money this summer, and after a stalemate over whether or not to raise the state gas tax, Governor Chris Christie and Democratic leaders finally announced a compromise that will increase the tax and fund the state's Transportation Trust Fund.
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