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By Tom Hester | December 10th, 2012 - 3:21pm
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Stender: Commuters Deserve Better Storm Planning

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset), vice chairwoman of the Assembly transportation committee, released the following statement Monday after the committee heard testimony on the condition of New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure following Sandy:

"The fact that the DOT commissioner skipped this hearing is an insult to the commuters still struggling to get to work each day more than a month after Sandy. He owes the people of New Jersey an explanation, not excuses.

"Sandy was an unprecedented storm for our state, and I appreciate the hard work of all the transportation employees who have labored tirelessly to get our system back running.

“Our transportation system is the lifeblood of this state, relied on by countless working class families as their means to earn a living. Our entire economy is based on a workable transportation system. Quite simply, that system cannot be put at risk by poor planning and questionable decisions..."

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