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Port Authority Heads Asked to Testify on George Washington Bridge Closures

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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:

  • Patrick Foye, Executive Director
  • Bill Baroni, Deputy Executive Director
  • David Wildstein, Director of Interstate Capital Projects
  • Michael Fedorko, Superintendent of Police/Director of Public Safety

Listen to Port Authority executives dodge our questions about why the lanes were closed.