Christie said residents who lose power should alert authorities and find a place to stay the night.
Christie was speaking to beachfront homeowners who refuse to sign easements, which would allow the state to complete a protective dune system. NJTV News Correspondent David Cruz was in Asbury Park and told Anchor Mary Alice Williams that Christie was in Sea Isle City and said that there was a few good news regarding Hurricane Joaquin.
“Commissioner Fox will remain on the job this weekend, working with the Governor and other cabinet members as New Jersey weathers the nor’easter impacting the state today and continuing to monitor the course of Hurricane Joaquin“, Christie said in a release. The investigation has expanded to include the Port Authority’s actions at Newark’s airport, including a few involving United that led to the ouster of CEO Jeff Smisek. He had been tasked with replenishing the sagging Transportation Trust Fund, but no agreement to bolster the infrastructure money has been reached.
Fox has been in New Jersey politics and transportation for decades, previously serving as transportation commissioner in 2002 and deputy executive director of the Port Authority.
Jamie Fox said in a statement Friday that he plans to return to the private sector. “Over the years, the Department has seen its headcount shrink by thousands, yet its employees accomplish more and more for our state with less and less”.
Earlier Friday, Christie brushed off questions about Fox as he was discussing preparations for storms that were battering the state’s coastline.
“He was a lobbyist and he did what lobbyists do: He lobbied for a client”.
And a few were even cheeky enough to reference Bridgegate, the scandal engendered when Christie acolytes caused chaos by shutting down lanes leading to the giant George Washington Bridge in retaliation against a local mayor.
Fox’s departure comes as federal investigators continue to examine the so-called “chairman’s flight” and negotiations between United and the Port Authority over service out of Atlantic City and United’s operations at Newark Liberty worldwide, an airport operated by the Port Authority. Shortly thereafter, the airline began planning the flights to South Carolina – a route Samson and others reportedly called “the chairman’s flight”. “I appreciate all of your concerns for Commissioner Fox”. As part of their inquiry, the feds have sought records of the airline’s communications with Fox.