Hammer to take Fox’s place at NJDOT

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

Salem County NJDOT road crews prepare to combat a winter storm. (Photo credit: @GovChristie)
Salem County NJDOT road crews prepare to combat a winter storm. (Photo credit: @GovChristie)

On Friday, Governor Chris Christie moved to put Richard Hammer in place as acting head of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

He’ll take the place of Jamie Fox.

Hammer is a long-time veteran of the department, currently serving as Assistant Commissioner responsible for its Capital Program Management Section.

“I am pleased to name Richard Hammer as our next Transportation Commissioner,” said Governor Christie in a statement. “Rick’s 33-years of service to New Jersey and the department bring a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the transportation challenges that face the Garden State. I appreciate him stepping up to this next challenge in his long career of public service at the Department, and look forward to having him join my cabinet.”

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