(TRENTON) — Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Friday after federal and state officials agreed to spend the next two weeks considering options for the new Hudson River commuter rail tunnel Gov. Chris Christie moved to cancel on Thursday:
“I thank Secretary LaHood for returning sanity to this issue.
“Everyone except Gov. Christie knows this project is too important to the region and the nation to discard without a real effort to solve the concerns facing it. I look forward to the effort to get this project back on course for the benefit of everyone.
“The ball is back in the governor’s court. Let’s hope he does the right thing and works with everyone involved to keep this vital economic development and transportation project alive. Much of New Jersey’s economic future depends on the governor’s willingness to work with others here to successfully solve this problem.
“In the meantime, I still expect the governor’s office to adhere to my Open Public Records Act request and to cooperate with Thursday’s committee hearing.”