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By RMcgrath | March 17th, 2014 - 6:28pm
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TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, who sat in as a guest member of the Senate Transportation Committee’s hearing that was held at her request to help propel completion of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail into Bergen County, issued the following statement in support of the project:

“The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will be an important step into the future. Bergen County is the most populous county in the state yet there is very little mass transit available to the commuters and residents of the area. The Light Rail will help ease traffic congestion, create jobs, boost economic activity and have a positive impact on the environment. This is one of the smartest investments in transportation we can make and the time has come to get this done.

“This is a major issue that now has unified, bipartisan support from legislators, members of Congress, local officials, the chairs of both legislative budget committees, the Bergen County executive, and the Bergen County Board of Freeholders who are all focused on seeing the Light Rail completed. We want the project to live up to its name by extending the rail line from Hudson County to Bergen County so that it can live up to its benefits.”  

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“Israelis don’t want peace more than the Palestinians, Palestinians don’t want peace more than the Israelis, but I do know one thing: Hamas is a terrorist organization.” - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9), Paterson.

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