Commissioner Fox addresses
building and construction group
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox addressed the NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council at their 111th Annual Convention. Commissioner Fox discussed the importance of a fully funded Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and the need for a long term funding solution.
“In terms of the building and construction industry, the necessity of a healthy TTF is clear,” Fox said. “If we don’t have money we can’t build, and if we can’t build, we can’t give your employees the opportunity to work. With over $2.4 billion worth of construction on the street, the impact of a bankrupt TTF would be felt across the board.
“One of my goals as I go around the state talking to different stake holders, is to help them see not only how they are affected, but how all of us are affected if we fail to replenish the fund. No one escapes unharmed if we allow the TTF to go broke. No one.”
The New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council coordinates activity and provides resources to 15 affiliated trades unions in the construction industry. Created in 1903, the NJ B&CTC has helped its 15 affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level training, organize new workers, support legislation that affects working families, and assist in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining and project labor agreements.