Chamber CEO Bracken recognized for work on TTF legislation
By Daniel J. Munoz , November 15, 2018 at 2:22 PM
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Bracken, right, poses with the Distinguished Public Service Award. - ( NEW JERSEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
Bracken was head of the Forward New Coalition that was key in crafting legislation to replenish the statewide Transportation Trust Fund after it ran out of money in 2016.
The $12 billion fund finances town and county roadway and transportation projects, and is funded by a 26.9-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline.
“It was a very collaborative effort, with businesses, government and labor — the way it should work in all aspects of our state,” Bracken said at the Thursday luncheon where he was presented the award.
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