TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators John A. Girgenti and Nicholas J. Sacco to honor prominent transportation expert, former Congressman Robert A. Roe, by designating Route No. 23 in his name, was approved by the full Senate today.
“Congressman Roe played a leading role in promoting the growth and development of New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure system,” 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 absolutely appropriate to designate Route 23 in his name.”
The bill, S-2625, would designate Route No. 23 as “Robert A. Roe Highway.”
“Congressman Roe recognized that investment in transportation enhances the overall quality of life for all New Jersey residents and is critical to the growth of New Jersey’s economy by improving its infrastructure, attracting businesses and development, and creating jobs,” said Senator Sacco, D-Bergen and Hudson. “Throughout his life, Congressman Roe recognized the importance of an efficient transportation system and its positive impact on the people and economy of New Jersey.”
The bill heads to the Governor’s office for enactment.