A state Assembly panel has been holding hearings into the closing that took place leading to the GWB in September. Baroni said they were closed for a traffic study.
Three Port Authoritiy officials testified Monday that there was no traffic study being conducted while access lanes from Fort Lee on the George Washington Bridge were closed in September, as was originally claimed.
The Bayonne Bridge is about to reach new heights to allow bigger cargo ships up the east coast, such as those that will pass through the new locks of the Panama Canal.
The work on the three bridges, to begin this year, will create more than 5,000 jobs and more than $600 million in wages, according to Cuomo and Christie’s offices.
The new enclosed observatory will offer panoramic views of the city and will occupy three floors. It is expected to open in 2015.
The agency has filed another 14 lawsuits against what it calls its most egregious toll violators. That brings the total number of suits to 33 since February when the agency announced its “Wall of Shame” program.
A New Jersey Senate panel has advanced a bill that would end the free tolls, sports tickets and other perks that have sometimes been given to commissioners and staff with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
It is a very special day for the world’s busiest bridge.
“They’re gonna see cars. They’re gonna see bodies,” said Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni.