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Princeton Dinky Fare Discount is Restored and Extended

PRINCETON, NJ - Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson (D-Hamilton), Chair of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, issued the following statement regarding a fare discount extension for Princeton Dinky train riders. NJ TRANSIT has announced a 25% discount on bus fares from the Princeton Dinky station to Princeton Junction until full restoration of rail service, at which point the discount will be extended for an additional month to offset full cost fares in February:

“I would like to thank and commend Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and Assemblyman Roy Freiman, District 16, for their successful efforts in securing a 25% ticket discount to NJ TRANSIT riders of the currently suspended Princeton Dinky Line. Their patience and diligence on this issue ensured that their constituent’s concerns were addressed as quickly as possible. I would also like to applaud NJ TRANSIT on this decision. I greatly appreciate their willingness to listen to commuters. This discount will match that of the also-suspended Atlantic City Line. More information should be coming shortly from NJ TRANSIT regarding how and when riders may purchase discounted tickets. I will continue working with all stakeholders as we provide necessary oversight of NJ TRANSIT. This includes advocating for full restoration of all suspended rail service as soon as possible; but no later than the 2nd quarter of this year, as promised.”

Information on how to obtain the discount can be found at the NJ Transit website.  

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Assembly Panel Oks Benson, Andrzejczak & Land Bill to Establish Schedule for Require Internet, Cable Service to Reach More Residents

An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation that would expand the areas required to have access to cable and internet service. The bill (A-1451) is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land. 

"Reliable access to internet and cable service for many residents is not as obtainable as one may think," said Benson (D- Mercer, Middlesex). "There are still many areas in the state, mostly rural and densely populated communities that rely on wireless, or an antiquated dial-up service for the internet. This legislation develops a time table for cable companies to ensure that these areas are provided access to reliable, high-speed internet sooner rather than later."

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