TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Another top official has resigned amid an escalating probe into ramp closures to the George Washington Bridge.
As CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday, Gov. Chris Christie announced he accepted Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive deputy director Bill Baroni’s resignation, effective immediately. Democrats had called for Baroni to step down over the scandal.READ MORE: MTA, Union Leaders Call For More NYPD Officers To Patrol Subways After Off-Duty Conductor Nearly Blinded By Attacker
Christie said he was already planning to replace Baroni as he headed into his second term, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
“This was a change I was going to make anyway in the normal course of the transition,” Christie said. “Bill said this has become such a distraction that he didn’t want to cause any more problems, so he knew he was going, so he went today.
“Four years of the day-to-day management of the Port Authority was enough,” the governor added.