Lawmakers Studying NJ Transit Could Recommend Merger with NJ Turnpike and NJDOT reports, “Merging NJ Transit with the state Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and investing the savings into road, bridge and transit projects is one possible recommendation from a legislative committee looking into NJ Transit. After a third hearing by a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Tuesday [December 6], State Senators Robert Gordon, D-Bergen, and John McKeon, D-Essex, who co-chair the panel, said a report from the committee could make that and other recommendations to lawmakers. The committee has been probing NJ Transit in the wake of a Sept. 29 train crash in Hoboken and questions about safety and reliability of its trains and buses.”