Lane Closures and Angry Officials

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 09:45 AM

New Jersey lawmakers are questioning why the Port Authority closed the local lanes to the George Washington Bridge in early September.

Lanes were closed for nearly a week -- without any notice to the public, elected officials, or law enforcement.

State lawmakers Monday plan to question Port Authority leaders about the closures that caused huge traffic problems on the bridge two months ago. Local officials say they weren't told in advance and some officials have suggested the closures were "abusive."


John Wisniewski -- the chairman of the Assembly transportation committee -- has asked the heads of the Port Authority to explain why the lanes were closed.

If they don't show up, Wisniewski can subpoena officials from the bi-state agency.

He says the committee can take that action, "Should we not receive the answers and cooperation that we think is appropriate."

He adds, "At worst, this was an abuse of power. At best, this was a clumsy and sloppy operation."

The hearing comes after suspicions were raised that Chris Christie loyalists were behind the lane closures.


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This same disgusting corruption, cover-up & retaliation is standard operating procedure at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's Lost & Found Dept. in NYC concerning lost & found property brazenly stolen by Port Authority Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed for the world to see.

Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics.  If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her cold evil heart. It's very easy to be charitable when you are giving away someone else’s property.

Also, the Port Authority of NY & NJ has become a threat to national security and has placed everyone's safety & security in jeopardy, by undermining all the counter-terrorism measures that have been put in place by the United States. They have allowed crimes such as the illegal policy of disposing lost valid passports in the garbage that are found in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist cell could do with those valid lost passports or an identity theft ring. Google "Port Authority - Passports."

Action must be taken against these corrupt incompetent criminals in the Port Authority before another terrorist attack takes place & more innocent lives are lost due to their utter disregard about our safety and security, not to mention their disgraceful feeling of self entitlement to patron's lost property found at the PABT. Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.”

The culture of fear is alive and well at the Port, because crime, corruption, cover-ups & retaliation is the Port Authority way. Believe me, I know firsthand and I have the evidence to prove it. General Manager of the George Washington Bridge Robert Durando’s testimony at the New Jersey State Assembly Transportation Committee on 12/9/13 exposes the culture of fear that exists at the Port Authority, he knew what happned to me would happen to him if did the right thing and spoke up against something that was clearly wrong. Intentionally gridlocking traffic on 9/11 for the sake of a "traffic study," a day that terrorist use to cause mayhem is absolute insanity.

It’s time to stop the madness!

Jan. 01 2014 03:48 PM

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