"Time For Some Traffic Problems In Fort Lee"
January 8, 2014 9:00 AM Subscribe
Email Links Top Christie Aide to GW Bridge Scandal
posted by 1970s Antihero (780 comments total)
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The week of September 9, 2013, traffic was bad on the approach to the George Washington Bridge -- the busiest bridge in the world. Cars were backed up into the streets of Fort Lee, NJ
, gridlocking the entire city on the first week of school.
The reason? Two tollboths leading to the GWB were closed by the Port Authority of NY and NY. The PA claimed it was for a traffic study, except that the head of the Port Authority, Pat Foye, appointed by New York Governor Cuomo, was not told about the closure, and neither was anyone else
The closure was ordered by NJ Governor Chris Christie's high school pal David Wildstein. He claims it was for a traffic study, but that claim never held much water. There has been much speculation that it was done to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich
for not endorsing Christie in his reelection campaign. In spite of repeated denials by Christie, the email messages released today appear to confirm it