NJ Transit director Jim Weinstein steps down after Super Bowl transit problems


Just weeks after thousands of fans faced lengthy delays in getting to and from MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII, New Jersey Transit executive director Jim Weinstein is resigning.

According to Karen Rouse of the Bergen Record, Weinstein announced his decision in a letter to his staff on Tuesday.

The NJ Transit system was flooded with 33,000 fans attempting to travel to the stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for the game. That number was more than double what the system was expecting on game day. NJ Transit ended up having the finger pointed at them for their inability to handle to surge in ridership for the game.

Governor Chris Christie announced Weinstein will be replaced by Veronique Hakim, currently the executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on March 1.