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WNYC News

Former Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty to Role in Traffic Scandal

Monday, May 04, 2015

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly say they'll fight charges that they helped plot the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

The Chairman's Dinner

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How a dinner with David Samson allegedly led to a special flight path… and a federal probe.

The Christie Tracker Podcast

What the Bridgegate Fall Guy's Calendar Tells Us

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Gov. Christie can’t remember meetings with Wildstein. Calendars and photos tell a different story.

The Christie Tracker Podcast

Governor Christie’s Favorite Story

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A story often told gets a closer look. The gov. makes his 13th trip to Iowa. Grumbling gets louder among NJ republicans. And the phrase “Chairman’s Flight” enters the lexicon.

WNYC News

Every 3.5 Days, Someone Attempts Suicide Off the George Washington Bridge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Potential suicide victims have been talked off the ledge by Port Authority police only to return weeks later to successfully jump.  

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Transportation Nation

Threatened Cuts to Overnight PATH Service Officially Dead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Something that wasn't likely to happen in the first place now really won't happen.
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WNYC News

Progress and Political Ploys at the Port Authority

Monday, December 29, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced sweeping reform plans for the Port Authority. But will their proposed makeover of the agency go far enough?

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WNYC News

Christie, Cuomo Veto Port Authority Reform; Politicians Howl

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WNYC
Governors Cuomo and Christie are rejecting legislators' attempts to reform the Port Authority. Instead, they are backing the recommendations of a panel they appointed.

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WNYC News

Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold at WTC

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fire department said the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

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Transportation Nation

Another PATH Fare Hike, and Riders Are Resigned

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WNYC
Starting October 1, a single-ride will cost $2.75, following the fourth and final annual increase approved in 2011.
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WNYC News

Manhattan DA Targets Dock Deal by Port Authority

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Manhattan D.A. wants to know the story behind how a local docks company reached a $25 million deal with the Port Authority, and why the agency failed to inform the public.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Airports on Record Pace

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The NYC region's five airports set an all-time record for passenger traffic in the first half of this year.

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Transportation Nation

Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority will spend $90 million on some quick fixes to improve its aging Midtown Manhattan facility. But officials say what the bus terminal really needs is to be completely replaced. That solution, however, is at least ten to 15 years away.

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Transportation Nation

Christie's New Port Man: I Would Have Acted Differently in Bridgegate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

John Degnan, nominated by Christie to replace David Samson, says he would have  taken immediate action upon learning that lanes had been closed on the George Washington Bridge.

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WNYC News

Decrepit Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets a Little Extra Money

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

After a barrage of complaints from commuters and lawmakers, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it will spend $90 million to make improvements to its aging bus terminal on Manhattan's West Side.

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Transportation Nation

Jersey City Sues the Port Authority

Friday, May 23, 2014

WNYC

Jersey City says the Port Authority is getting a sweetheart tax deal — and it's going to court to collect.

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WNYC News

Airport Workers Trumpet Their Push to Unionize

Monday, May 12, 2014

WNYC

In a symbolic event to pressure airlines and officials, workers from JFK, Laguardia and Newark airports signed cards saying they want to join 32BJ Service Employees International Union.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"You Can't Trust Anyone"

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A former Christie staffer, Christina Renna, testified before an investigative committee yesterday - the first time a Christie official has given Bridgegate testimony. Matt Katz, reporter for NJPR explains what we learned from the testimony, including how Bridget Kelly told Renna "you can't trust anyone" after she was fired. Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, talks about her reporting on what the Bridgegate scandal means for the Port Authority and reform of the bi-state agency.

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New Jersey News

Bridgegate Investigators To Samson: Time's Up

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WNYC

Legislative investigators have sent a letter to former Port Authority Chairman David Samson, who resigned amid investigations over his role in Bridgegate and his business practices, mandating that he turn over documents that were requested more than three months ago.

Assemblyman John Wisniewski, the Democrat who co-chairs the Legislature's investigative ...

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Should Take Over the PATH Train: Report

Friday, April 25, 2014

To stem the train's huge deficit, it should also raise fares and be funded in part through tax subsidies, say new recommendations issued by a watchdog group.

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