On the NJTPA, each member has veto power, which results in plenty of log rolling. The NJTPA underwent a radical insurgency when Richard DuHaime was given the Chair. DuHaime has tried to push rail projects off the agenda and says the environmentalists are "socialists."
NJTPA, on the other hand, has begun ranking all projects using predetermined criteria. Their ranking criteria is a hotly contested issue though. The original criteria devised by the central staff included air quality demerit points for projects that expand highway capacity, firing up fierce opposition when the DuHaime regime came into power.
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