04 Mar: Norcross Bill Permitting Corporate Sponsorship Of Highway Rest Areas Approved By Senate Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) to provide an opportunity for private companies to sponsor rest areas along New Jersey highways, alleviating the burden on taxpayers for maintenance and upkeep, was approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee.

“Providing opportunities for sponsorships will allow us to raise funds to cover the maintenance costs at rest areas along our highways, currently being paid for by state taxpayers,” said Senator Norcross. “This will alleviate the burden on the public for this cost and help ensure that our rest areas remain accessible to travelers and tourists in our state. Especially in this economy, any responsible steps we can take to boost funding to cover the cost of maintaining our state’s assets are worth doing.”