Ramos Statement on Port Authority Audit of Capital Costs
(HOBOKEN, NJ) – Following the release of two independent auditing agent reports of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr., a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, released the following statement:
“An audit of Port Authority finances was a crucial step towards curbing waste, fraud and abuse. The best disinfectant for this agency remains sunlight, which is why it’s unfortunate that the Governor vetoed the Port Authority Transparency and Accountability Act. Anything less than permanent, statutory requirements for transparency will only help perpetuate the culture of waste that previous audits of the Port Authority have discovered.
“This report may paint a rosy picture at the Port Authority, but let us not forget the recent dismissal of two politically-appointed employees for abusing their position and exaggerating their resume. The point is: more work needs to be done. As a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I am eager to analyze the results of this report and pledge to continue my efforts to hold this authority accountable for its spending and hiring.”