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Hearing Held on Random GWB Closing

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Fort Lee, New Jersey (My9NJ) - There has been an ongoing investigation into the unannounced lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that lasted for four days back in September.

The closures caused all kinds of traffic problems and some people, like Senator Loretta Weinberg, have accused the Governor of issuing these closings as political retribution again the Mayor of Fort Lee.

Well, yesterday a hearing was held and this incident seems to have already cost one person their job. Cedrick Fulton the Director of Bridges Tunnels and Terminals testified that David Wildstein the now former Port Authority Executive was in fact the one responsible for the closings, forcing Wildstein to step down from his post.

The closures were said to be part of a traffic study, but no additional information was given and Fulton confirmed during his testimony that due to the chain of command he was simply doing what he was told.

Senator Loretta Weinberg seems to think that this whole incident came from Christie’s camp and now other people are paying the price. “The facts are that Mr. Wildstein who as far as I know has no traffic engineering background called this gentleman, the manager of bridges and tunnels (Cedrick Fulton) and told him close the lanes,” Weinberg said.

She still thinks that no matter the reason why the lanes were closed, something sketchy is going on.

In fact, if you look deeper into David Wildstein, he went to high school with Governor Christie, he was one of 50 people recommended by the governor and 2012 a Bergen Record article and investigation said that Wildstein was described as Christies “eyes and ears” inside the organization.

So now the question remains, who gave him the orders and why?


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