Director of NJ Transit’s Tenure Reaches End of the Line After Bumpy Ride

Kate Hinds | February 19, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Transportation
James Weinstein to step down at end of month, according to email from governor

Credit: Kate Hinds
James Weinstein, executive director of NJ Transit.
In an email yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie announced that Jim Weinstein, the head of NJ Transit, will step down by the end of the month.

Weinstein will be replaced by Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, who currently heads the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the email continued.

Weinstein’s tenure over the past year or so has been troubled. During superstorm Sandy, he stored NJ Transit rail cars in low-lying, flood-prone areas, leading to some $120 million in damage. NJT also came under fire for its performance during the Super Bowl, when its Meadowlands line was swamped by thousands of aggravated customers, far more than the agency or the NFL predicted.

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