Contact Us

Christie Says Worker to Blame for Train Damage

Gov. Chris Christie says a low-level manager — not the state’s mass transit chief — was to blame for failing to move trains to higher ground during Superstorm Sandy, causing $120 million in damage.

New Jersey Transit Trains
William Thomas Gain, Getty Images

Christie told The Record newspaper’s editorial board on Thursday the employee deviated from a storm plan at the last minute without the knowledge of New Jersey Transit executive director Jim Weinstein.

The governor says the unnamed employee was a civil servant and because of civil service rules, could only be demoted and not fired.

However, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website makes no reference to NJ Transit and the agency’s job applications don’t mention civil service requirements.

Sandy’s surge overwhelmed low-lying rail yards in Hoboken and Kearny, damaging 273 rail cars and 82 locomotives.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!