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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

George Washington Bridge (file/credit: CBS 2)

GWB To Undergo $1 Billion In Repairs, Upgrades

The work will include replacing the 82-year-old bridge’s 592 suspender ropes and rehabilitating all of the span’s main cables. New technology will warn engineers of potential structural problems.

03/20/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Airport Workers Expected To Get Higher Minimum Wage

In January, Port Authority executive director Pat Foye wrote to four airlines demanding their contractors give raises to workers at JFK and LaGuardia and phase in a minimum wage of $10.10.

03/20/2014

Port Authority Chairman David Samson (credit: Getty Images)

Protesters Call For Port Authority Chairman David Samson’s Resignation

Samson, who has been at the center of several controversies in recent months over potential conflicts of interest involving his powerful law firm, recused himself from a vote.

03/19/2014

Peeps diorama depicts the GWB lane closures and ensuing gridlock (credit: Sarah Binder)

GWB Lane Closure Scandal Brought To Life With Marshmallow Peeps

George Washington University political science professor Sarah Binder and her daughter created a diorama titled “Time For Some Traffic In Fort Peep,” a reference to an email from a former top Christie aide to a Christie-appointed official at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

03/19/2014

George Washington Bridge (file/credit: CBS 2)

Reports: Ex-Christie Allies Devised Toll Hike Plan In Bid To Boost Governors’ Images

Two Port Authority executives pointed by New Jersey Gov. Christie orchestrated a toll-hike plan 2011 that was later scaled back to bolster the images of New Jersey’s and New York’s governors, according to published reported.

03/02/2014

GWB Traffic (file/credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Previously Redacted Texts Made Public In GWB Lane Closure Probe

Newly unredacted documents clear up some of the minor mysteries in the political payback scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

02/27/2014

New Jersey Port Jams

Brutal Winter, Labor Shortages Make For Mess At New Jersey Ports

The bitter winter has caused major traffic jams around the ports of New Jersey — with truckers stuck in line for hours to pick up cargo, and the consequences being seen at major retailers.

02/26/2014

Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye, Port Authority Chairman David Samson (L-R). (credit: panynj.gov)

Port Authority Board Criticizes Executive Director For Comments About Christie Appointee

Internal squabbling at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has taken a new turn.

02/26/2014

Mark Sokolich

Fort Lee Mayor Meets With Prosecutors About ‘Bridgegate’

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has met with federal prosecutors about the deliberate, gridlock-causing lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year.

02/24/2014

1 World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center (credit: Getty Images)

Ice Falling From 1 WTC Forced Closure Of Main PATH Train Entrance

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed ice was falling from 1 World Trade Center. The Brookfield Place/West Concourse entrance remained open for PATH customers.

02/11/2014

1 World Trade Center (credit; Getty Images)

Falling 1 World Trade Center Ice Sends Chills Through Financial District

In recent days, huge chunks of ice have been plummeting from the 1,776-foot skyscraper as well as its the 52-story 7 World Trade Center.

02/09/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Port Authority Proposes Extending PATH Service To Newark Airport

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.

02/04/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Airport Workers Not Included In Port Authority-Ordered Pay Hikes

The agency’s executive director, Patrick Foye – appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat – sent a letter Tuesday to four airlines demanding that their contractors give an immediate $1-an-hour pay raise to workers at New York City’s Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

01/30/2014

David Wildstein former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority waits to testify at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee January 9, 2014 in Trenton. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Port Authority Won’t Pay For Ex-Executive David Wildstein’s Legal Bills

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said the agency informed David Wildstein on Friday that covering his legal expenses was “not warranted” under the authority’s bylaws.

01/24/2014

Rep. Charles Rangel (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Rep. Charles Rangel, 31 Others Arrested As Airport Workers Stage Sit-In

Thirty-two people, including U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, were arrested in the peaceful demonstration and charged with disorderly conduct.

01/20/2014

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