Democratic Panel Members Debunk ‘Traffic Study’ Claim
(TRENTON) — Democratic Assembly members — Deputy Speaker and transportation panel chair John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), transportation panel vice-chair Linda Stender (D-Union), transportation panel member Marlene Caride (D-Bergen), Majority Conference Leader Gordon M. Johnson (D-Bergen) and Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic) — issued a multimedia package on Friday recapping portions of the Assembly transportation panel’s continued investigation, via subpoenaed testimony, into the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s unannounced September closing of the Fort Lee access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
Monday’s testimony did much to debunk the claim by Governor Christie’s top appointees to the Port Authority that the closings were part of some sort of traffic study.
The multimedia package consists of video commentary from Chairman Wisniewski and Vice-Chair Stender, excerpts from the committee hearing, and audio of same.
The audio file is available upon request.