VAINIERI HUTTLE & LANZA TO UNVEIL BI-PARTISAN, BI-STATE EFFORT TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY AT PORT AUTHORITY

New Jersey Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-NJ 37th) will join with New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-NY 24th) tomorrow to unveil a bi-partisan, bi-state effort to create greater transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 12 Noon, at the intersection of Center Avenue & Bridge Plaza South, Fort Lee, NJ.

The lawmakers are also expected to be joined by New Jersey Senators Loretta Weinberg and Bob Gordon and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner who will be cosponsoring the initiatives to be unveiled.

Both lawmakers have called for increased transparency and oversight for some time. However, in light of reports of mismanagement and abuse and the recent toll hikes enacted with little public input, they believe New Jersey and New York must hold the Port Authority accountable and make reform an urgent priority. Any laws governing the bi-state authority must be enacted in both New York and New Jersey.