Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director Pat Foye had little to say Wednesday about a legal probe of the funding deal for the reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway.
Another potential legal mess could be coming for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Yet another agency is taking a closer look at the financial books of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, according to a published report.
New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Shapiro said that commuters have caught on to the idea of using mass transit and changing up their travel plans.
Officials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that last week was the exception, not the norm.
Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that Week One of the New York City-bound closure was tied to coincide with many work and school vacations.
When I was a kid and my parents packed my brother and me into our ‘63 Dodge Dart with the push button transmission for a trip down the shore, the Skyway loomed large like a giant rusting Erector set.
The northbound Pulaski Skyway will be closed for a two-year, $1 billion bridge deck rehabilitation project. As a result, about 40,000 drivers will need to be accommodated by alternate travel options each day.
The first weekday commute with the inbound Pulaski Skyway closed wasn’t much different from a normal Monday.
The first day of the two-year closure of the inbound Pulaski Skyway arrived Saturday, though the real test of the new traffic patterns won’t come until Monday.
The Manhattan district attorney is the latest law enforcement official wanting answers from the Chris Christie administration and its involvement in the Port Authority.
The bridge has been trusted by tens of thousands of drivers to get from New Jersey to Manhattan, but will be shut down for the next two years.
The skyway is scheduled to shut down just after midnight Saturday as part of a 24-month, $1 billion project to repair the 81-year-old span.
State DOT Commissioner James Simpson reached out to motorists on Thursday regarding the alternative routes that are available to get people where they need to go after the northbound Pulaski Skyway closes this weekend.
The aging span is scheduled for a major makeover to replace the bridge deck and give the roadway another 75 years of life.