Ocean County Seeks Representation on NJ Turnpike Authority Board

Asbury Park Press notes, “New Jersey’s toll roads run the entire length of the state. . . . But when it comes to representation? The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is north-heavy, with all seven [currently sitting] commissioners residing no farther south than Wall or Allentown.” In mid-state Ocean County, the location of a major segment of the Garden State Parkway, officials want representation on the turnpike authority’s board of commissioners. The newspaper reports they plan to petition Governor Chris Christie to appoint someone from Ocean County to fill the board’s one vacant seat.