In case you missed it, Assemblymen Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) recently issued the following statement on the need for a qualified Executive Director at the South Jersey Transportation Authority.
“Atlantic City’s casinos directly and indirectly support 95,000 jobs. Attracting customers to the resort is critical to our regional and state economy.
“The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) with its oversight of the Atlantic City International Airport and the Atlantic City Expressway plays a major role in getting people to the resort.
“That is why it is vital for the the SJTA to conduct a nationwide search to find and hire a qualified, permanent executive director.
“SJTA has not had an executive director for 18 months. While the authority has been ably served by acting executive directors during this period, I believe the lack of certainty as to the agency’s leadership has impeded its effectiveness.
“The Atlantic City tourism market needs a well-managed transportation system to attract and move visitors seamlessly through the region. We must remember that over 40% of the residents in Atlantic County and 65% of the residents in Cape May County depend on a vibrant tourism market for their livelihood.
“The Port Authority of NY/NJ, the CRDA, and the ACA are actively working to grow air traffic at Atlantic City International Airport. Ensuring that the relationship between SJTA and Port Authority is a successful one demands stability at the SJTA with a full-time executive director who can lead.