(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Thursday on Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to halt construction of the new Hudson River commuter rail tunnel to New York City:
“In one massive careless swoop, Gov. Christie has destroyed economic development in the region, crushed job creation in New Jersey and put public safety at risk for decades to come.
“It’s hard to imagine a more irresponsible decision.
“The governor has failed the people of New Jersey.
“A true leader would do what’s right for New Jersey, instead of playing games with the transportation system in one of the nation’s most important states.
“A true leader would make the tough decisions needed to get things done, not throw in the towel and skulk away helplessly when the issues get complicated.
“This devastating blow will hurt our state and its economy for generations to come. I expect to call a hearing on this for next week and look into doing everything I can as Assembly Transportation Chairman to make sure this important project gets completed.”