EAST BRUNSWICK - (AP) - Privatization would likely mean paycuts for toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and GardenState Parkway.
The Record newspaper reports specifications released Wednesdayshow the minimum pay for full-time collectors at $12 an hour and$10 an hour for part-timers.
Longtime collectors earn around $65,000 per year. The "request for proposals" comes as the toll collectors'union negotiates a new contract for the 663 turnpike and 176parkway employees.
Specifications call for a private firm to provide "tollattendant services" from July 6, 2011, through July 5, 2016.
Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney says there would befewer collectors on the roads.