The ban would not effect private or corporate choppers, but supporters say it would greatly reduce helicopter traffic over the Hudson River.
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan agreed to put the proposal on hold.
The suggestion to eliminate PATH service between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights was part of a report from a special panel formed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reform the Port Authority.
The suggestion to eliminate the service is buried on page 81 of a 100-page report from a special panel formed by Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo to reform the Port Authority.
Among the 55 or so buildings that would remain powered up by a “microgrid” are senior homes, the hospital, the police station, supermarkets and pharmacies.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) were among many who called for a ban on tourist helicopters along the waterway, saying they create an unacceptable racket and cause safety concerns.
The report finds former Port Authority official David Wildstein and ex-Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures.
The Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Wednesday finds more New Jersey residents disapprove of the way Gov. Chris Christie has handled recovery from Sandy.
Thursday’s town hall meeting in Monmouth County was the first since a political payback scandal engulfed his administration.
Sokolich also was asked to provide documents. The Bergen County Record reported t hat Sokolich sent a letter back to attorney Randy Mastro on Monday declining the request.
A legislative committee investigating the role of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in September’s lane closures at the George Washington Bridge issued 12 more subpoenas during a meeting Monday.
New Jersey’s largest newspaper says it now regrets endorsing the Republican governor for re-election last year.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has launched more claims against Governor Chris Christie’s administration.
New Jersey lawmakers have merged the committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
Democratic Mayor Dawn Zimmer said she met for several hours with representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and turned over her journal and other materials.