NJ official: Departing DOT chief ‘disappointed’ over transportation funding

Gov. Chris Christie’s transportation chief is stepping down because he was disappointed over not reaching a plan to secure funding for the state’s road and bridge projects, according to New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg.

Fox and Christie announced Friday that Fox would leave his post at the end of the month.

Weinberg, D-Bergen, has known Fox for more than three decades and says he told her after Christie signed a no-new-tax pledge in August that he would leave.

Many have called for an increase in the state’s gas tax to shore up the transportation trust fund.Fox said in a statement Friday he wishes he could have “gotten the job done.”

Christie said last week Republicans should only consider a gas tax hike if paired with other cuts.

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