Now that New Jersey's fiscal 2009 budget is signed, sealed, and delivered, attention in the Garden State turns once again to financing transportation infrastructure as two senators this week proposed allowing a private company to manage certain lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The concept, which is in the beginning phases, would restrict commercial truck and bus traffic to one or two lanes operated by a private corporation. While the company would charge trucks and buses more on the Turnpike, the heavier vehicles may experience lighter traffic flows as passenger vehicles would be restricted to non-commercial lanes.

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