Sarah Gonzalez, Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
The transportation committee of the New Jersey State Assembly has asked the heads of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in a hearing on the abrupt lane closures to the George Washington Bridge in early September.
If Port Authority executives do not show up, the panel has the power to subpoena the bi-state agency.
Suspicions have been raised that Chris Christie loyalists were behind the decision.
“At worst this was an abuse of power,” said John Wisniewski, the chairman of the committee. “At best this was a clumsy and sloppy operation.”
Port Authority officials asked to testify: