NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - NJ Transit paid more than $14,000 to send four employees to the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
The agency says the purpose of the trip was to prepare for New Jersey to host the sporting event next year. It's not clear if they attended the game.
Bills obtained by The Record newspaper show $7,800 was spent on hotel rooms, $5,241 on airfare and $423 in miscellaneous expenses.
The party was made up of chief of staff of rail operations Rich Andreski, Hoboken rail operations superintendent Joseph Meade III, NJ Transit Police Officer Patrick Clark and police official Robert Gatchell.
NJ Transit did not say what the officials learned.
The CEO of the New Orleans Regional Transportation Authority told the newspaper he discussed how transportation providers had to collaborate.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com
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