December 13, 2012

NJ Transit chief defends decision not to move trains before Sandy

TRENTON, N.J. — The Record reported that when asked at a hearing why NJ Transit didn’t move hundreds of railcars and engines out of harm’s way before superstorm Sandy struck, the agency’s executive director, Jim Weinstein, said that the decision was “sound” at the time because it was based on what NJ Transit knew from its reports and history: its yards had never flooded in NJ Transit’s nearly 30-year existence.

Weinstein added that the storm intensified after NJ Transit shut down its system. For the full story, click here.

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