NJ Transit may 'adjust' fare hike plan

Top officials at NJ Transit say they may "adjust" plans to hike fares and cut services.

Executive Director James Weinstein says riders shouldn't expect dramatic changes to the proposal citing the $300 million budget shortfall the agency faces for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1.

The agency's top official made the comment this weekend, after a series of public hearings around the state on the proposal. Riders voiced their opposition to the plan, saying the increase in fares and decreased service would impact riders who are already facing tough economic times.

NJ Transit's board of directors will vote on the proposed measure at their April 14 meeting. If approved, the changes would take effect on May 1.

AP wires contributed to this report.

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