Vote expected today on NJ Transit operating budget

    Update: NJ Transit has approved a budget that holds the line on fares. The board has also approved a $1.16 billion capital budget, the Associated Press reports, with $64 million for system-wide improvements. That figure includes $16 million for technology upgrades and $2.6 million for police radios and equipment.

    Original report: NJ Transit’s board is expected to vote today on its 2012 operating budget, which includes $85 million more in spending than the 2011 budget.

    The Associated Press and North Jersey’s Record newspaper report the proposed $1.9 billion spending plan takes into account higher fuel costs. Also on tap for consideration today are changes to sick leave for non-union employees. No longer would those workers be allowed to cash out unused sick time.

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