Christie Considers Change at Top of NJ Transit System

Image: Christie Considers Change at Top of NJ Transit System

Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 06:50 AM

By Elliot Jager

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is reportedly weighing a change at the top of the New Jersey Transit system.

According to The Record in Bergen County, Christie is said to be considering replacing Jim Weinstein with Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim, who presently heads the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

New Jersey Transit is the third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, connecting the state with New York City and Philadelphia. It has 11,700 employees.

Weinstein came under criticism for not adequately preparing the agency for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Critics say hundreds of pieces of railroad equipment, including multimillion dollar locomotives, were flood damaged because the agency did not follow its own guidelines and preemptively move them to high ground.

However, in his defense Weinstein said the locations where the equipment was left had no history of previous flooding and that no one could have anticipated the ferocity of the giant storm. Most of the losses are expected to be recouped from insurance coverage.

Christie has stood by Weinstein up to this point and could end up shifting him to the bi-state Delaware River Port Authority, The Record noted late Tuesday. But the newspaper indicated that the Republican governor's troubles over the alleged politically-motivated lane closures that snarled traffic heading into Fort Lee, N.J. from the George Washington Bridge still leaves in doubt whether any staffing changes at the transit system would be made at this time.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Amber Vinson's Mother: Nurse Followed Ebola Protocols

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 23:02 PM

The mother of nurse Amber Vinson, the second person to contract the Ebola virus after treating patient Thomas Eric Dunca . . .

O'Reilly: Uneasy Voters Pick Dems Based Only on 'Emotion'

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:03 PM

Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly says he knows why a majority of Americans say the country is "out of control" but conti . . .

Gov. Jindal: Some Louisianans Must Disclose Ebola Travel Plans

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 21:34 PM

With the White House unwilling to initiate a travel ban to Ebola-stricken countries, Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's forced  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved