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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Let NJ Transit's Trains Use PATH Tunnels to NYC

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Mark W. Schleisner

Ever since NJ Governor Christie cancelled funding for the Trans-Hudson ARC railroad tunnel to NY Penn Station, mass transit pundits seem to be at a lo...

PATH Should Be Run By New Jersey Transit

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.05.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

While PATH was never expected to be self-sufficient, its operating deficits have grown and are now a far greater burden on Port Authority finances than was anticipated when the Authority acquired PATH as part of a bi-state deal in 1961.

Five Sure Signs That the 'Christie Report' Is a Defense Document

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

As in all defense documents, the report turned up no evidence of any kind suggesting the slightest wrongdoing on the Governor's part, or even his indifference or negligence in allowing this brouhaha to develop without his being aware of it.

The Dilemma of Parallel Investigations

Michael D. Celock | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

These two investigations exist on parallel, yet vastly different planes. While both are seeking information on the same issues, the outcomes both desire are different.

It's Time to Raise the Wage

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Camille Rivera

We at UnitedNY are urging the State Legislature to let high-cost areas around the state lift fast food, airport, car wash and other low-wage workers out of poverty and into the middle class through local wage authorization.

Christie: Internal Investigation or Damage Control

Michael D. Celock | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

Taxpayers are not paying for Christie to figure out what went wrong, they are paying for Christie to figure his way out of a mess that has jeopardized his once golden national political future.

Christie, Cuomo and the Fight About Bridgegate

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

For anyone with an interest in politics or government, the unfolding saga of Bridgegate is mesmerizing. What has escaped any real analysis is the question of what the New York-New Jersey Port Authority actually does and how it affects real people every day.

Christie Tears Into Former Political Ally

AP | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in an appa...

Bridgegate -- and the Right to Travel

Frank Askin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Askin

David Wildstein and Company may not have been aware of it, but there is actually a Federal statute that makes it a crime to deliberately interfere with the right to travel across the George Washington Bridge.

Can Any Good Come From the Christie/Port Authority Scandal?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

American government has been quietly transformed over the last 50 years by a plethora of "public authorities." Nobody, no legislative body, oversees their budgets, hiring, contracts and policies.

Collateral Damage at the Port Authority

Richard C. Leone | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

The strange case of Governor Chris Christie and the George Washington Bridge may reveal just how far the mighty have fallen. I don't mean the governor and his political operation. Rather, a lesson in the decline and fall of one of the nation's great builders and managers of critical public assets.

Christie-gate

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Even if there are no further disclosers implicating the governor, and everything he said Thursday holds up -- and that's a big if -- Governor Christie has a long and difficult road ahead of him.

Chris Christie's Pity Party

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Roger Witherspoon

What was most stunning about The Governor's prayerful pity party was that he spent two hours expressing incredulity and remorse because his staff and political henchmen and women lied to him. He was not chagrined that they lied to the people of New Jersey.

The Jersey Sure: What We Know About BridgeGate

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The worst thing that can happen to a politician is that a scandal breaks that reinforces the existing narrative. In this case, it's really not a surprise that Christie's now battling accusations of bullying.

Manhattan Residents Sue Over 'Fortresslike' Security At World Trade Center

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers living around the rebuilt World Trade Center are fighting what they call the "fortresslike" security planned for their n...

Why Airport Workers Must Have MLK Day as a Paid Holiday

Camille Rivera | Posted 02.19.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

The Port Authority has the power to raise standards at the airports, ask contractors to pay better wages and allow the contracted workers some paid holidays. It is the right thing to do.

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Bridge Controversy Expands As Senator Calls For Federal Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey traffic jams have hit the nation's capital. On Monday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) asked the Department of Transportation ...

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Denies Political Payback In Bridge Controversy As Top Appointee Resigns

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) sought to quell mounting questions over whether his administration used the busiest U.S. bridge in a ...

FAA Slams NYC Area Airports For 'Egregious' Violations

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The federal government has cracked down on four area airports, including some of the nation's busiest, for what it calls "egregious" viola...

PHOTOS: The Stunning Views Atop One World Trade Center

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Visitors to the observation deck at One World Trade Center will learn about the building's history while they're waiting in line downstair...

The Racist Graffiti At One WTC

Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

Last week the Associated Press detailed the hopeful and defiant messages scrawled by construction workers on the iron and concrete of One World Trade ...

PHOTOS: Raise High The One WTC Spire

Posted 12.12.2012 | New York

Workers lifted the first section of the 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center Wednesday morning. When completed, the spire will bring On...

Port Authority Police: More Than Joe Dunne

Len Levitt | Posted 12.29.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

There is more than one story line to the appointment of former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Joe Dunne to the newly created position of chief security officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closing At 2PM Monday

AP | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two tunnels into Manhattan will be closed at 2 p.m. Monday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference that the Brooklyn-Batter...

Sergeant's Mistake Led To Sinking Of $500,000 Port Authority Patrol Boat

Posted 09.24.2012 | New York

A police sergeant is expected to face disciplinary action after opening the underwater hatch of a Port Authority patrol boat earlier this month, caus...