Source: Fox Poised for Departure from DOT

Image (1) fox.jpg for post 231630Jamie Fox, commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, is set to resign from the Christie Administration, a source told PolitickerNJ.

Fox did not initially respond to an email from PolitickerNJ but the well-heeled source said, “Definitely gone.”

The commissioner later denied that he is going anywhere.

A prominent Democrat who worked for both former Governor James McGreevey and former Senator Bob Torricelli, Fox worked as a lobbyist for United Airlines prior to going to the Christie Administration, and prior to the resignation of a United Airlines CEO amid a federal probe of the Bridgegate scandal.

WNYC’s Matt Katz reported earlier this week that while a lobbyist, “Fox tried to influence Democrats in the Legislature to back off from its investigation of the mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in the fall of 2013, according to three sources from the Legislature and Port Authority close to the investigation.”

Read Katz’s story here.

Source: Fox Poised for Departure from DOT