Patrick Foye to Testify on GWB Lane Closures

Monday, December 09, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to tell what he knows about the unannounced closing of George Washington Bridge access lanes that caused traffic gridlock in September, and whether the disruption was politically-motivated.

Patrick Foye was subpoenaed to appear before the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday.

When Foye was asked to voluntarily testify on the lane closures... he didn't.

John Wisniewski, the chairman of the New Jersey Assembly transportation committee, says this happened all too often with the bi-state agency.

"The Port Authority has an unfortunate habit of not providing answers to questions," Wisniewski said. "They don't even provide a response claiming privilege or that the documents are unavailable, they just don't answer."

The state recently gave the transportation committee the power to subpoena the Port Authority, an agency with a budget larger than the budgets of 21 U.S. states.

Foye is now legally required to testify.

On Friday, the second in command on the New Jersey side of the Port Authority, David Wildstein, resigned over the issue. Wildstein's last day is Dec. 31st.

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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 03:46 PM

If I was this disconnected from the responsibilities of my job, I would be fired. This is the busiest bridge in the world.

" Four days later, stunned to discover that the lanes were shut, PA Executive Director Pat Foye ordered the bridge fully reopened.

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Dec. 11 2013 11:27 AM

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