27:1A-64. Findings, declarations
1.The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
a.Many senior citizens and handicapped citizens of this State must depend on public transportation facilities to obtain the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and medical services, and to visit their families and friends; ready access to transportation services is thus essential to their health, safety and welfare.
b.Many senior citizens and handicapped citizens live on fixed or limited incomes, and the high cost of transportation services thus makes it difficult for them to take advantage of such services.
c.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.1999, c.179).
d.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.1999, c.179).
e.It is therefore a valid public purpose, and in the best interest of all the people of this State, to provide for reduced bus and rail fares for senior citizens and handicapped citizens at State expense.
L. 1973, c.126, s.1; amended 1975, c.271, s.1; 1999, c.179, s.1.
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