Port Authority Heads Asked to Testify on George Washington Bridge Closures

Friday, November 22, 2013


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.


Comments [2]

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 is well aware of what happens to whistleblowers at the Port. 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 04:23 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 11:29 AM

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