'We don't take it lightly.' Gov. Murphy responds to commuters on NJ Transit’s increase proposal

Ten public hearings will be held in March for NJ Transit’s proposed fare adjustment.
NJ Transit released a proposal this week to increase rider fares by 15% this year and 3% every year after. Public hearings will be held throughout the state from March 4 to March 8.
On News 12’s “Ask Governor Murphy” show, Gov. Phil Murphy responded to the agency's proposed fare hike.
"I would say unequivocally, we're not going to balance the books at NJ Transit on the back of commuters,” Murphy said. “Last administration raised fares 38%. We're talking about a fraction of that with a far better, healthier system today. Again, we don't take it lightly.”
Murphy said he wants people to go to the hearings and that he wants to hear what residents think.
The public can also send in a public comment online ahead of the meetings. For more information, visit njtransit.com.