State transportation commissioner defends Christie on tolls

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) wants to turn over toll-collection jobs on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway to a private company. Democrats in

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) wants to turn over toll-collection jobs on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway to a private company. Democrats in the Assembly say the governor is union busting.

State Transportation Commissioner James Simpson defended Christie's stance today, stating that it costs the state $100,000 a year per collector in salary and benefits.

The decision on privatizing toll collections on the Parkway and Turnpike is expected to be made at the Turnpike Authority's meeting next week.

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