Buono Calls Out Christie for Not Knowing of NJ Transit's Hurricane Plan
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 22, 2013, 06:10 PM EDT
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono issued the following statement in response to a report that Governor Christie had no knowledge of NJ Transit's hurricane plan prior to Hurricane Sandy:
"Given the vital role that NJ Transit plays in the lives of everyday New Jerseyans, it's completely unacceptable that Governor Christie was unaware of NJ Transit's hurricane plan prior to Hurricane Sandy. Based on the report, it's clear that Governor Christie was ill-prepared to ensure that an effective plan was in place to protect New Jersey's vital infrastructure in advance of the storm. The results were devastating as no plan was ever carried out, and NJ Transit's fleet sustained $120 million in damages.
"This report is yet another telling example of Governor Christie's mismanagement surrounding Hurricane Sandy. This is a Governor who awarded a no-bid contract to a politically connected firm and wasted an extra $2 million on Jersey Shore marketing campaign so that he could have a prominent role. Putting your own national ambitions above the needs of the people is not leadership, it's shameful."