Legislation sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that would ease restraints on how the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) can spend money was approved by the Senate today.
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Vince Polistina that would ease restraints on how the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) can spend money was approved by the Senate today. (Pixabay)
Polistina’s measure (S-1110) would pave the way for a long-anticipated transportation line from Atlantic City International Airport that could make it easier for tourists to reach Atlantic City casinos and businesses.
“Visitors from outside the area can easily book a flight to the city, but getting to and from the casinos and tourism district is another story,” said Polistina (R-2). “This bill will authorize the CRDA to work with the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority and other entities to help develop a transportation solution.
“Tourists and the entire Atlantic City community would benefit from convenient, accessible transportation link between the airport and the heart of the city,” the Senator continued.
Currently, CRDA is required to commit all available assets and revenues to the tourism district and community development in Atlantic City.
“Utilizing the assets and influence of the CRDA to finally move ahead with meaningful transportation advances fits with the authority’s mission. The pressing social and economic needs of city residents would be well-served with better options to navigate between important sections of Atlantic City,” Polistina said.