Gottheimer Commutes with Fifth District Residents
Today, in light of recent increased delays and breakdowns, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) commuted with residents of the Fifth Congressional District, riding NJ Transit from Ridgewood to Secaucus to speak with commuters about their experiences.
Gottheimer, a strong advocate for fiscally-responsible infrastructure investment to grow the economy, also recently launched an online Commuter Story Bank. He is using what he hears from constituents, both in person and online, to better advocate for needed infrastructure improvements. Earlier this month, he launched his Fixing the Fifth Infrastructure Repair Plan.
“It’s simply outrageous given how much we pay in taxes that our rails and tunnels are literally crumbling,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “What I heard directly from commuters on the train this morning is that their commutes are getting worse by the day, not better — and that they fear the summer months will be even worse. Delays mean that folks are starting their work days later, undermining productivity, and getting home to see their families even later. That’s simply unacceptable, and I’m working overtime to solve this problem. For the sake of our families and businesses, we just can’t afford to punt this crisis down the field any longer.”
Photos of Gottheimer commuting with Fifth District Residents are below.