And the incompetence, overshadowed though it has been by treachery, belligerence and backstabbing, is still a defining feature of Chris Christie's administration.
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Well before the game ended, NJ Transit had assembled the fleet of at least 100 buses on Seaview Drive near Secaucus Junction, 6 miles from the stadium. One source told the Daily News that in order to have staff available, drivers were called in on overtime and NJ Transit canceled vacation days for some workers. Yet despite the planning, no one ordered the rollout of what could have been a solution to the embarrassing postgame mass transit mess. The fleet of buses was viewed merely as a contingency plan in case problems arose at the Secaucus station, sources said. NJ Transit did send about 20 buses to the stadium from a nearby highway rest area, and they arrived not long after the game ended. NJ Transit spokesman John Durso declined to comment Thursday on the busing fumble. And requests for comment weren’t returned by the NFL, the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority or SP Plus Gameday, a transportation planning and management company the NFL hired.
Recall that absolutely no one was held accountable for the hurricane debacle, which cost over $120 million dollars.