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By Tom Hester | January 3rd, 2014 - 10:35am
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Assembly Transportation Panel Schedules Thursday Hearing to Take Testimony from former top Port Authority Official on Decision to Close Access Lanes to George Washington Bridge

(TRENTON) - The Assembly transportation panel has scheduled a Thursday hearing to hear from a former top Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official on the decision to reduce - without prior notice - the number of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee from Sept. 9 through Sept. 13.

The Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee will meet on Thursday at noon in a committee room to be determined in the State House Annex in Trenton.

The committee has subpoenaed David Wildstein, the former Director of Interstate Capital Projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, concerning the decision by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to reduce, without prior public notice, the number of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee from Sept. 9 through Sept. 13.

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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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