NJ Residents Say They Want Cheaper Food and Gas - Even a Pool Hall - Before Biden’s $44M Electric Bus Charging Station

Craig Bannister | July 5, 2023
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New Jersey residents reacted to the news that a $44 million Biden Administration grant to their state is going to create an electric bus charging station, in a recent interview with Fox News.

As NJ.com explains in “NJ Transit gets $44M to build new bus terminal, garage for electric buses,” the grant is part of Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure spending law:

“NJ Transit will receive one of 150 Federal Transit Administration grants — which together total $1.6 billion — to tear down a decommissioned bus garage and build a new facility and terminal equipped to serve the electric buses of the future.

“The state transit agency will receive a $44.67 million grant to renovate the decommissioned Union City bus garage, announced by FTA officials on Tuesday and funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law signed last November.”

But, when Jesse Watters Primetime Correspondent Johnny Belisario took to the streets of New Jersey to survey residents’ take, some said their state has bigger, more pressing problems – like drugs and the high cost of food and gas – that the $44 million could have been used to address.

One man even said he’d rather have a new pool hall, than an electric bus charging station.

One woman, who said she wasn’t thrilled with the charging station was shocked when Belisario explained to her the irony of the “green” electric bus charging project:

“You know what’s required to charge these buses? Coal.”

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