TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators John A. Girgenti and Nicholas J. Sacco to honor a prominent transportation expert, former Congressman Robert A. Roe, by designating Route No. 23 in his name, was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.
“Congressman Robert A. Roe played a leading role in promoting the growth and development of New Jersey’s bridges and infrastructure,” said Senator Girgenti, D-Bergen and Passaic. “As the Chairman of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee and primary author of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991, Congressman Roe’s crowning achievement was delivering billions of transportation dollars to New Jersey. Congressman Roe had a long and distinguished career in public service and for his many contributions to the State it’s appropriate to designate Route 23 for him.”
The bill, S-2625, would designate Route No. 23 as “Robert A. Roe Highway.”
“Congressman Roe recognizes that investing in transportation enhances the overall quality of life for all New Jersey residents and is critical to the growth of the State’s economy by improving its infrastructure, attracting businesses and creating jobs,” said Senator Sacco, D-Bergen and Hudson. “To this day, Congressman Roe still stresses the importance of an efficient transportation system and its positive impact on the people and economy of New Jersey.”
The bill now head to the full Senate for consideration.