Trenton – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued the following statement following the Office of the State Auditor’s release today of its audit of New Jersey Transit Rail Operations from July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2019:
“The State Auditor’s scathing report confirms the importance of a strong New Jersey Transit Board. The first thing that the Board needs to do when it is seated on February 12th is to call in senior management and demand to know what has been happening over the last two years. The soaring cost of the Positive Train Control program, the clear lack of adequate oversight on that contract, and the fact that we may very well be the only railroad in the region to fail to meet the December 31, 2020, federal deadline is a devastating indictment of where we are. I look forward to having senior management in front of our Senate Select Committee on New Jersey Transit next month.”
Read the full report here.