WISNIEWSKI: NO NEED FOR GOVERNOR TO WAIT TO RESTART COMMUTER RAIL TUNNEL

(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Friday amid reports Gov. Christie plans to spend the weekend pondering whether to restart the new Hudson River commuter rail tunnel:

“The governor’s 30-day hold and two-week delay have been bad enough. There is no need to prolong this any further.
“Leadership means knowing when to admit your mistakes. The governor needs to do the right thing, fix his mistake and immediately restart this vital transportation project.
“The governor has already unnecessarily pushed workers into unemployment with this delay. These are real lives he’s disrupting and New Jersey’s transportation and economic future he’s endangering. It’s time for this to stop.
“The governor has been unable to prove his inflated cost estimates, and news reports now indicate he’s always known his inflated estimates to be incorrect.
“The time is now to put an end to this sideshow and get this project moving again. It’s too important to our future to be toyed with as the governor has been doing.”