Commentary

Privatize the Turnpike?

Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey is exploring the possibility of leasing state toll roads, such as the New Jersey Turnpike, to private companies to help plug a $4 billion budget deficit. Under such a deal, the state would get a one-time payment from a company, which would take over the operation and maintenance of the highway in exchange for keeping toll revenues.

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Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.