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27:25-26.  Legislative findings and declarations
    The Legislature finds and declares that many senior citizens and disabled residents in the State require assistance in meeting their need for available and accessible transportation so that they may obtain the necessities of life, including but not limited to employment, post-secondary education, social and recreational activities, shopping and medical service;  and that the voters of this State recognized the need for such assistance when in 1981 they approved an amendment of the State Constitution which provides that State revenues derived from the taxation of gambling establishments in Atlantic City may be used, in addition to the purposes for which they were originally dedicated, for  additional or expanded transportation services or benefits to senior citizens  and the disabled.

    The Legislature further finds and declares that it is appropriate that the New Jersey Transit Corporation, in conjunction with its advisory bodies, representatives or associations of counties, and other interested parties, develop a plan for transportation assistance to senior citizens and the disabled;  that the instrumentalities of local government, particularly the counties of this State, should play a major role in facilitating the provision of that transportation assistance;  and that the New Jersey Transit Corporation  in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Transportation's Office of  Coordination, as well as the counties, should coordinate the assistance with  existing transportation services, including but not limited to those services  funded by any other State agency, at the local level and coordinate  inter-county transportation services.

     L.1983, c. 578, s. 2, eff. Jan. 17, 1984.