Christie says dwindling fund for NJ bridge, road repairs ‘not a crisis’

Gov. Chris Christie says the state’s imperiled transportation trust fund is not “a crisis at the moment” and that talks with legislative leaders to replenish it continue.

Christie on Wednesday addressed the fund during his monthly radio call-in show on 101.5 FM.He said the fund is paid for through fiscal year 2016 but that the fund needs to be fixed in the longer term. The fund finances bridge and road repairs throughout the state.

The governor surprised Democratic lawmakers by not mentioning the fund during his annual budget address on Tuesday.

A decision shouldn’t be rushed, Christie said, and all options remain on the table.

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