Opinion: Murphy is in driver’s seat to make N.J. electric-car friendly

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DAN FATTON and RAY GREAVES / NJ.COM – New Jersey is the most densely populated state and one of the largest automobile markets in the country.

Known for its population density and highways, New Jersey has a large number of commuters with lots of cars on the road, nearly all the time. New Jersey also has a robust transit network with more than 4,000 buses regularly carrying a majority of daily transit riders throughout the state, which boasts a transit ridership percentage double that of the nation.

Nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey come from the transportation sector. Light-duty automobiles, like a standard family car, remain the dominant source of transportation emissions …

Dan Fatton is executive director of the NJ Work Environment Council and a co-founder of Jersey Renews. Ray Greaves is State Business Agent and Chairman for the Amalgamated Transit Union New Jersey State Council.

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