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NJ Transit workers take trip
to Super Bowl on taxpayers´ dime

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Karen Rouse

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/15/2013 4:29:15 PM

NJ Transit sent four employees to the Super Bowl in New Orleans — including a key rail official who was in charge of the Hoboken terminal when dozens of rail cars and locomotives, left to sit in low-lying yards, were damaged during superstorm Sandy — at a taxpayer cost of $14,505, expense reports show. The bills, obtained by The Record through an Open Public Records Act request, include: $7,800 for lodging from Jan. 31 through Feb. 4, 2013; $5,241 for airfare; $423 in miscellaneous expenses. The intent of the visit was to ground NJ Transit officials in procedures used to handle

Why not? It´s the grand prerogative of public employees to feast at the table, especially in New Jersey.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 2/15/2013 4:39:21 PM     (No. 9178683)

How do we ever manage to get people in and out of the cities on New Year´s Eve?

How about St. Patrick´s Day?

And then there are all those Jets and Giants games.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jhp, 2/15/2013 5:03:05 PM     (No. 9178729)

And with Billions of $ now allocated to these States for ´relief and rebuilding´ can you even imagine the trips these types will be taking? No?...they can!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/15/2013 5:05:01 PM     (No. 9178735)

They should be grounded, all right, by sacking them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/15/2013 6:04:52 PM     (No. 9178805)

The New York metropolitan area, in which the Jets/Giants stadium is located, is pretty efficient at moving millions of people about by mass transit every day. Heck, New York City has about one million schoolchildren, many of whom use public transportation. Then there are the millions of workers who travel every day. The transit folks in that area could give lessons to most other metro areas.

This trip was a boondoggle.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/16/2013 12:03:50 AM     (No. 9179176)

Are there rewards for the top five states that waste the most taxpayer money ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/16/2013 9:57:33 AM     (No. 9179786)

Just another union boondoggle.

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