TRENTON, N.J. – NJ Transit is requesting another $1.2 billion from the federal government after receiving $1.43 million a month and a half ago. Assemblyman Robert Auth says that there needs to be an investigation included with the federal grants to ensure funds are properly spent.
Auth cited reports that the agency has not been honest and transparent.
“The public deserves an absolutely independent investigation into New Jersey Transit,” said Auth (R-Bergen). “The lack of transparency was a well-reported problem before, and it is a bigger problem now because we are in a crisis. Our public transportation agency should be more honest than China, not the equivalent.”
A union representative resigned in April, stating that the agency has not followed safety protocols for staff and lied about cleaning cabins every day.