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September 19, 2013


Commissioner William Pat Schuber
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
225 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003

Dear Commissioner Schuber:

Again, I find myself at a loss for words in responding to the questions posed by my constituents in regards to the rationale behind decisions made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Last year I was at a loss in discussing the rationale behind the toll increases without meaningful public input and now I am at a loss for words regarding the Authority's sudden change in the traffic flow pattern to the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee. Reducing the number of lanes during peak traffic times has caused a significant hardship for many in the area. This decision, made with no public comment, has created significant congestion in Bergen County.

I am disappointed in the Authority's response, but on a personal level I am disappointed in your lack of advocacy on behalf of the residents of Bergen County. When you were confirmed before the Senate you stated, both privately to me and publicly, that you were going to be the voice for Bergen County residents to the Authority. Sadly, at least based on your public actions, this does not appear to me to be the case.

It is my hope that this will change and you will ask for answers for the residents of Bergen County. I. also hope that you will insist on greater transparency from the Authority.




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Commissioner William Pat Schuber
September 19, 2013
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In the next couple weeks, I would like you to meet with me and my colleagues from the District to discuss the change in traffic patterns as well as the greater issue of transparency with the Authority. Please let me know when you are available to meet.

Sincerely,


{signed: Loretta Weinberg}


Loretta Weinberg
Senator, District 37

cc.      The Honorable Governor Chris Christie
           Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
           Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson
           The Honorable Mark Sokolich Mayor of Fort Lee
           Chairman David Samson

Official Document page 626  and continues on

Official Document page 627  


To me, the really remarkable thing about that official inter-governmental letter, was WHO the NJ Senate Leader CC'ed, in her search for a Fort Lee Traffic Gridlock explanation. ... WAY BACK in September.

Kind makes you wonder IF Governor Christie, bothered to pick up a phone, or set up a Meeting, -- or perhaps maybe ask:  "Hey General Samson, What the Hell is going on down at Fort Lee?"


Kind of makes you wonder IF Governor Christie, even reads his mail, eh?  

... especially given how "in the dark" he has been about all this GW Bridge commotion, for all these months since receiving that rather definitive "official correspondence."




Originally posted to Digging up those Facts ... for over 8 years. on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 06:04 AM PST.

Also republished by Christie Investigations.

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