Internal squabbling at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has taken a new turn.
The extension is part of a proposed $27.6 billion, 10-year capital plan that will go before the authority’s full board on Feb. 19.
An investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has ramped up. A total of 17 individuals and three organizations were notified Thursday that they’d be issued subpoenas.
The documents show that as soon as the lanes on the bridge were shut down a slew of angry emails began flooding into the Port Authority.
A New Jersey State Assembly panel released hundreds of pages of internal documents Friday afternoon as federal prosecutors and others examine the case.
Why is the Port Authority official who allegedly ordered the closures of local-access lanes to the George Washington Bridge buying up Internet domain address that use the names of public officials?
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.
Two of the three lanes approaching the GWB tolls caused gridlock over four straight days beginning Sept. 9. The lanes were reopened following rush hour on Sept. 13.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending $59 million to prepare its facilities for the upcoming hurricane season. The Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved the money at its monthly meeting Wednesday.
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.
Three World Trade Center construction workers have been charged with possessing and selling marijuana at the site in Lower Manhattan.
Two New York City Fire Department vehicles salvaged from the World Trade Center site have been stored in Hangar 17 at Kennedy Airport for more than 10 years.
The $1 billion project calls for raising the 80-year-old span’s roadway 64 feet to 215 feet to allow larger container ships access to piers in New Jersey and New York.