Murphy Calls Out Lt. Gov on Transportation Infrasturcture

Jul 13, 2017

Democrat Phil Murphy calls out Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for not speaking out against Christie's nixing of the ARC tunnel project.
Credit Ang Santos / WBGO

Democrat Phil Murphy says it’s too late for Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to propose new ideas to help New Jersey’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.

“When you’ve been a co-leader of the state for seven-and-a-half years.  I would have loved to have heard those ideas in 2010.  I would have loved to have heard that the Lieutenant Governor opposed the Governor in the cancellation of the ARC tunnel project, I don’t believe that was the case unfortunately,” said Murphy.  “I believe it will prove to be the biggest public policy blunder in the modern history of this state.  The jobs that weren’t created.  The new tunnel that wasn’t built.  The commuter times that weren’t shrunk.”

The so-called “Summer of Hell” commutes have been less hellish than many had expected, but Murphy says that’s no thanks to the Christie Administration.

“We are mostly in a better place than expected because of Mayor’s and local leadership.”

Sheena Collum, Village President of South Orange says the ‘Summer of Hell’ is just the beginning.

“This is just a band aid.  This summer of hell is going of be the fall of hell, the winter of hell, the spring of hell, unless real investment is made into the Gateway Project,” said Collum.

Rail construction at New York Penn Station is expected to disrupt NJ Transit service for at eight weeks.