Port Authority of NY & NJ ‘Challenged and Dysfunctional’ – So Is New Jersey

Audit: Port Authority ‘challenged and dysfunctional’ – NorthJersey.com.

The report reads: “We note that the Report finds an “organization at a crossroads” and indicates that the Port Authority needs a top-to-bottom overhaul of its management structure. Navigant’s preliminary review revealed, in their assessment, “a challenged and dysfunctional organization suffering from a lack of consistent leadership, a siloed underlying bureaucracy, poorly coordinated capital planning processes, insufficient cost controls, and a lack of transparent and effective oversight of the World Trade Center program that has obscured full awareness of billions of dollars in exposure to the Port Authority.”

The PA of NY and NJ is just a reflection of the state of affairs in New Jersey – and perhaps of NY as well although New York is none of my concerns. Everything said about the PA of NY and NJ could also be applied to New Jersey, just by changing names and titles.

How can we expect the the New Jersey Government will clean up a subdivision when it itself is rotten to the core?

Even before this damning report surfaced today, I have considered the PA of NY and NJ non-salvageable. If elected governor of New Jersey in 2013, it is my intent to seek the separation of New Jersey from the agency and passing all pertinent duties on the New Jersey side to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. New Jersey would adopt all the existing union contracts and dismiss the bureaucracy appointed by governor Christie and his democratic predecessors. New Jersey would share with New York any revenue collected on the New Jersey side of the Hudson river. New Jersey would only accept financial responsibility for maintenance of the tunnels and bridges up to the borderline between the two states.