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Transportation Chair Requests Update on “Postmortem” of Thursday’s Snow Storm Roadway Mayhem

(Trenton) – Chairman Dan Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex) penned a letter to Governor Murphy this afternoon requesting that Assembly Transportation Committee members be personally briefed on the poor handling of Thursday’s snowstorm prior to the public release of the postmortem.

Benson wrote:

“We understand there was a change in the forecast; however, given New Jersey’s history with storms, it is always better to prepare for the worst… This did not happen yesterday and we must do better for our residents.

“I am heartened to learn that you are conducting a full review of the preparation and response to the storm and analyzing how the administration can coordinate better to keep New Jerseyans safe for the next weather event. I respectfully request that this be done as soon as possible and that your staff coordinate a call with myself and all of the members of the Assembly Transportation Committee to brief us on the results of this review and your plans for improvement going forward. I ask that this call be arranged for no later than November 26th. I also ask that DOT as well as representatives from NJT, NJTA,GSP, SJTA and the Port Authority of NY/NJ be represented on the call so all questions from members can be addressed.”: