TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two Port Authority executives appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie orchestrated a toll-hike plan in 2011 that was later scaled back to bolster the images of New Jersey’s and New York’s governors, according to published reports.
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the toll hikes on Hudson River bridges and tunnels proposed in 2011 caused outrage by residents and some politicians. AAA New York’s Robert Sinclair joined a loud chorus of opponents.READ MORE: Ghislaine Maxwell's Federal Sex Trafficking Trial Underway In Manhattan
“The process the Port Authority used to implement the toll hikes was rushed and lacked transparency with the authority holding all the public hearings on one day,” Sinclair said at the time.