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Christie allies got promotions, raises in troubled New Jersey transit Agency: report

A commuter boards a New Jersey Transit commuter train bound for New York City to a station in Secaucus, N. J., March 10, 2016.

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New Jersey Transit, the Agency operates public bus and rail lines, which increases allegedly 10 employees are encouraged connected Gov. Chris Christie’s administration-and even gave some fought as the Agency, to Finance its business activities.

After checking months, legislative testimony, court records and public employee salary data, NorthJersey.com and the Record of Bergen County, N. J., found that the 10 orders came, all with increases of between $13,000 and $70,000.

The positions ranged from the Agency’s chief of staff, to those responsible for planning and procurement, and disaster resilience projects.

According to the report, all but one of which promoted the wound, make more than $100,000. The median salary for a state employee in the year 2016 of $72,953, the state Civil Service Commission, said in its annual report.

The Agency denies that any of Christie allies have received special treatment compared to other state employees.

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The report came as Christie — a two-term Republican, leaves office. Jan. 16 because the concept of borders-has faced serious backlash after it was clear that after the “Bridgegate” scandal that Christie loyalists were hired at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to influence so that the administration of that Agency’s operations.

In the “bridge gate”, two members of Christie s administration transferred to punish in respect of the traffic problems near the George Washington bridge, allegedly caused, a local mayor declined to back Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign.

The reported promotions and increases in parallel with a period of chaos, a wife is for New Jersey Transit, which stopped frequently and delay of trains and buses, broken equipment, and in September 2016 crash at a rail terminal in Hoboken, left dead and 100 people injured.

Earlier this month reports that the transit Agency spent $surfaces 4.4 million to the office in Newark, came was free for most of the two-year lease.

In the meantime, the Agency earlier this month that there is a fee for the train prices to Finance New Jersey’s $1.9 billion share of the cost of the $11.1 billion railway tunnel to New York state and the Federal government also makes a contribution, Bloomberg reported.

Phil Murphy, a Democrat and former Goldman Sachs banker, will succeed Christie as Governor after his election in November. Murphy had made the determination of the transit Agency, the deficiencies of one of the themes of his campaign.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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