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#1 Mystic River Dragon

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

Our new governor has appointed Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti as the new Transportation Commissioner.

 

He is also cleaning house at NJT. Santoro is leaving as executive director, but no announcement so far of who will replace him. Plus some other high-level people are being asked to ride into the commuter sunset, but names haven't been released yet.

 

Anyone who follows NJ stuff know more about this than the papers (and I) do?

 

Any thoughts on the new Transportation Commissioner?

 

Any idea who might be in line for NJT exec. director?

 

Inquiring (or just plain nosy :P) minds want to know!

 

Thanks in advance for any information updates or thoughts.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:30 PM

I know that the Comissioner is strictly a highway person; and she did a gawdawful job as Turnpike Comissioner under Corzine.

To be honest NJTs upper management needs to be generally ashcanned. Especially the people in charge of bus procurement.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:44 PM

Chris Christie needs a job, and he has expierence with bridges and traffic between Jersey and New York!🤔😄
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

Aaagghh! Don't give him any ideas! :P



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

New Jersey needs Chris Christie to have a job like we need a hole in the head. A cement overcoat would be more fitting. Or fitted.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:14 PM

Wasn’t Christie taking the job of Trump’s Burger Delivery Boy at one time?


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:53 PM

I know that the Comissioner is strictly a highway person; and she did a gawdawful job as Turnpike Comissioner under Corzine.
 

That doesn't sound good.

 

Chris Christie needs a job, and he has expierence with bridges and traffic between Jersey and New York!

 

Wasn’t Christie taking the job of Trump’s Burger Delivery Boy at one time?


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Perhaps he'll take a job as a beach tag checker down the Shore for the summer (and he might get to sit in a beach chair while checking badges). :giggle:



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:16 PM

No names (officially) released yet except for Santoro, but local news says about 20 high-level NJT employees have been asked to resign, especially people Christie had given those jobs to--no surprise there. What happens if the new gov. cleans house and doesn't immediately replace anyone? (NJT might run better? :P)



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

That might be true.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:59 AM

But it isnt. Most of the people are not political hacks. I know a bunch of them personally and they are, with one exception, among the better people there. This is something of a puzzlement and also a disaster.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:15 PM

Chris Christie needs a job, and he has experience with bridges and traffic between Jersey and New York!

I didn't keep track of what happened to whom after Superstorm Sandy. After they looked at the flood maps and said, "Lots of space down here to park the trains," I'd have sacked them all, from Christie right down thru the management ranks at Jersey Transit. They made NY look good.

 

For day in, day out, I'll give the MTA a solid B. I mean, terrible in a thousand ways, but it runs 24/365 and carries millions and millions. For Superstorm Sandy, I'd grade the MTA with an A-. They could have done better, sure, but they deserve a better grade for performance in the crisis. No NY trains drowned.

 

I don't know Jersey Transit well enuff to give a regular day in, day out grade. But in the crisis they earned a solid F. Take it back, no human fatalities. So for its Superstorm Sandy crisis performance, NJT earned a D-.


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