Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
David Samson asserts that the New Jersey State Ethics Commission has no jurisdiction over his former role at the Port Authority because it’s a bistate agency.
While, as of this past Sunday, many drivers are paying up to $14 to cross the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing, the cash toll for 18-wheelers is now $114.
Even after a second report was released on the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington bridge, legislation to overhaul how the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is governed remains unsigned by both state’s governors.
Starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, the tolls jumped 75 cents for cars with E-ZPass, costing $9.75 for off-peak hours and $11.75 for peak times.
It has been more than a year since the lane closure scandal on the George Washington Bridge, and a legislative committee has been investigating why the three access lanes were shut down – snarling traffic.
About 250 members of the FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority participated in a simulated evacuation of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
The auto group argued that money from the hikes on bistate bridges and tunnels is being spent on projects that have nothing to do with interstate transportation.
Port Authority Police Halt Non-Mandatory Training, Fire 9 Rookie Officers After Rowdy Graduation Party
Port Authority police have fired rookie officers and halted training following a drunken graduation party in August.
Two window washers, who became trapped on scaffolding near the 68th floor of One World Trade Center, have been rescued.
Among the tweaks, Port Authority officers are now managing traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel during peak driving hours, so buses are no longer being diverted into a long line along Tenth Avenue.
Nine probationary Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers have lost their jobs because of a rowdy graduation party.
Mayor Ras Baraka said the deficit hovers between $40 million and $60 million. He gave a presentation during the public comment period at the Port Authority board meeting Wednesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is saying the federal government “should seriously consider” a ban on flights traveling to New York from three West African nations plagued by Ebola.
An emergency drill will be held between 5 and 8 p.m. at Newark Liberty International Airport Saturday.
Both planes were arriving with passengers on board, officials said..