Lawsuit by fired head of NJ Transit’s Portal Bridge project warns about key design flaws

Source:, February 6, 2024
By: Colleen Wilson

The engineer who oversaw NJ Transit’s Portal North Bridge project accused the agency of ignoring his whistleblower concerns about the new bridge’s design, which he alleges led to retaliation and discrimination, says a recently filed lawsuit.

Within months of his hiring at NJ Transit in 2021, Mohammed Nasim — the agency’s former chief of construction management — began reporting “design defects including the dangers of track settlement and issues with construction work being built too close to the existing corridor, and the navigation issues in the river,” says the lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Essex County last month. Read more.

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