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GWB Lane Closure Controversy

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Controversy continues surrounding the recent unexpected and unannounced lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that impacted thousands of drivers trying to get to work.

Senator Loretta Weinberg led the charge yesterday at a Port Authority event to try and get some answers regarding these closures.

“Did somebody use the George Washington Bridge for some petty political reason? Maybe it’s just because the Mayor’s a pain in the rear-end to them because he represents Fort Lee which is the town that leads into the George Washington Bridge so there are a lot of unanswered questions,” Weinberg said.

Since the beginning Weinberg has blamed the closures on the Chris Christie reelection campaign and claimed that this all went down as political retribution for the Mayor of Fort Lee not supporting the Governor.

She agrees that this may sound crazy, but since there is no other explanation, retaliation is a definite possibility. At first, officials were claiming that the closures were a result of a “traffic study” but weeks later, Port Authority Directors won’t confirm or deny if that was in fact the case. In fact, the event brought back no new information about the closures and people left angry that they are still in the dark.

After the question and answer portion of the event Weinberg confronted the Port Authorities Executive Director and asked for a timeline as to when her requests will be answered and he wasn’t able to give her that information.

Senator Weinberg has introduced legislation that would give the assembly and the legislators subpoena power over the Port Authority to get more information on this situation.

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