Carl Craft

Carl Craft

Carl Craft

NJ Transportation told a committee that tolls are going up again in 2024.

It was just this past January that tolls went up by three percent. But guess what: they’re going up again next year. New Jersey’s Transportation Commissioner Diane Guttierrez-Scaccetti announced the news while being questioned by state lawmakers during a budget committee hearing.

The last increase was 3% and it jacked tolls on all three of the roads that the Turnpike Authority controls:  The actual New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and the Atlantic City Expressway.

In January of 2024, it’ll be another 3% on those roads.  Great.  Just great.

In other local news: Stockton University starting an e-sports degree… an update on the limbo at Oyster Creek… and will 17-year-olds be able to vote in New Jersey? Possible.

  • Earn a degree in e-gaming

    Stockton University stands as the first public higher education institution in New Jersey to offer a degree in E-sports. Beginning in the fall, the university based in Galloway Township, will join a handful of schools nationwide by offering the Bachelor of Science in esports management. The new program will be part of Stockton’s School of Business. Officials are saying graduates of this program will enter the workforce with more than 300-plus hours of experience.

  • Cleanup a nuke plant is a slow process

    What’s up at the Oyster Creek Nuclear generating facility in Lacey? A lot of nuke waste. The company that owns it – Holtec International – just got approval to open a spent fuel storage facility in New Mexico. However, New Mexico has moved to block Holtec’s plans because they don’t want to become a dumping ground for nuclear waste from across the country. So, limbo is the status.

  • Will the voting age drop in New Jersey?

    Could 17 year olds vote in primaries in New Jersey? Chris Christie vetoed the bill seven years ago but State Senator Andrew Zwicker, who sponsored the original version of the bill is reviving it. The Assembly State and Local Government Committee is scheduled to hear the bill today.

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