WISNIEWSKI STATEMENT ON LACK OF CHRISTIE RESPONSE TO TUNNEL COST OPRA REQUEST

(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Wednesday after the Christie administration failed to respond to his Open Public Records Act Request demanding all documents related to the governor’s decision to halt building the new Hudson River commuter rail tunnel:

“Gov. Christie once again has failed New Jersey on this transportation issue so crucial to New Jersey’s economic future.
“The only information we have describing how the governor came to this inexplicable decision continues to be a 3-page memo by his hand-picked committee.
“With this lack of response to our public records request, we can only presume the governor failed to do any thoughtful analysis nor considered alternatives that could keep the project going.
“New Jerseyans are still left wondering how he came to this decision and whether, as we’ve seen in other instances, the governor twisted the facts to meet his own ideology rather than what’s best for New Jersey.
“The governor should have nothing to hide. If he has no detailed cost analysis information, he should admit it. If he has it, he should follow the law, release it publicly and let the people decide whether they’re valid numbers.”