(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Monday after the federal government told Gov. Chris Christie’s administration that it had to repay $271.1 million for canceling the new commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River:
“In cancelling the tunnel, Gov. Christie claimed he was standing up for the people of New Jersey and looking out for their financial wellbeing.
“We now know that his looking out for our financial interests will cost New Jersey taxpayers at least $271 million.
“To make matters worse, the Governor has now pledged New Jersey money to help finance New York’s subway expansion – without even seeing a plan or a cost estimate.
“It doesn’t seem like he’s being much of a financial watch dog, only a theatrical bulldog.”