Road work funded by the state will be starting up once again after Governor Chris Christie issued another executive order. Christie had ordered the shutdown of most transit projects funded by the Transportation Trust Fund in an executive order on june 30th, after he and lawmakers could not reach a deal about raising the state's gas tax. He has now ordered state officials to make money available for absolutely essential road projects. The order also directed that funds be made available for projects that are required to secure federal funding. The republican governor said the move was needed because the democratic-controlled legislature has not made any evident progress to pass legislation that would replenish the state's depleted transportation trust fund. The order did not specify any specific road projects.