Skip to main content

... from last September:

                                     NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE
MAJORITY LEADER                                                    COMMITTEES
LORETTA WEINBERG                                                     BUDGET
SENATOR, 37TH DISTRICT                                             JUDICIARY
TEANECK, NJ 07666                                                       COMMISSIONS
PHONE: (201) 928·0100                                              NJ ISRAEL COMMISSION
FAX: (201) 928·0406                                                  NJ HISTORICAL COMMISSION
                                                                              LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

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.

                            Printed on Recycled Paper

Commissioner William Pat Schuber
September 19, 2013

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.


{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.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

kos, Louise, Sylv, fcvaguy, Chi, hannah, hester, NYmom, greenbird, karlpk, Shockwave, LynChi, tacet, cotterperson, SanJoseLady, mslat27, John Campanelli, eeff, rubyr, TX Unmuzzled, HootieMcBoob, Sandy on Signal, dash888, jancw, niemann, Doctor Who, concernedamerican, 88kathy, susans, TracieLynn, annrose, whenwego, Agathena, mrblifil, farmerhunt, roses, vmckimmey, itskevin, PeteZerria, oceanview, ctsteve, dksbook, jdmorg, Lilyvt, Texknight, tomephil, psnyder, hangingchad, cosette, churchylafemme, wdrath, KellyB, tomjones, Black Max, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, nailbender, maybeeso in michigan, Bluesee, ZZZzzz, Tinfoil Hat, Ckntfld, UncleCharlie, sc kitty, one of 8, citizenx, terrypinder, stagemom, Brooke In Seattle, Laurence Lewis, reflectionsv37, fixxit, owlbear1, LNK, Sun Tzu, aaraujo, Inland, BayAreaKen, blue jersey mom, markdd, Ozymandius, jane123, RichterScale, Sandino, kaliope, rb608, SBandini, noemie maxwell, Shotput8, snoopydawg, peacestpete, Ekaterin, Alan Arizona, kathny, begone, lgmcp, makr1964, Dolphin99, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, Kingsmeg, cybersaur, Gorette, Shakludanto, SherriG, MJ via Chicago, StrayCat, gpoutney, Rosaura, JVolvo, Preston S, el cid, MarciaJ720, middleagedhousewife, onionjim, CA Nana, doingbusinessas, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, Stripe, NancyWH, Friend of the court, Aaa T Tudeattack, Thinking Fella, anna shane, Sapere aude, Cronesense, offgrid, Wino, edsbrooklyn, Via Chicago, noofsh, mommyof3, Ninepatch, jayden, buckshot face, SeaTurtle, Bridge Master, gchaucer2, Librarianmom, pioneer111, leonard145b, JML9999, on the cusp, TomP, Empower Ink, chicago minx, Erik W, mconvente, misterwade, JeffW, BobBlueMass, HappyinNM, GAS, OleHippieChick, elwior, skohayes, Laughing Vergil, CDH in Brooklyn, Buckeye Nut Schell, alasmoses, sandav, Lujane, TomFromNJ, rssrai, royce, hwmnbn, smartdemmg, pickandshovel, Jeff Y, glendaw271, bakenjuddy, petulans, TexanJane, forgore, JBL55, MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel, number nine dream, Glacial Erratic, Dirtandiron, greengemini, divineorder, bobatkinson, Carol in San Antonio, maryabein, Norm in Chicago, mkor7, LibrErica, Remediator, aunt blabby, petral, elziax, MKSinSA, TheOpinionGuy, kevinpdx, ArthurPoet, Tortmaster, nancat357, astral66, Larsstephens, Lefty Ladig, Just Bob, chambord, NJpeach, sillyalicia, mookins, JoanMar, pixxer, ItsSimpleSimon, Puddytat, DerAmi, AJ in Camden, DiegoUK, 4kedtongue, ericlewis0, Dems in 08, Onomastic, StateofEuphoria, spooks51, nervousnellie, slowbutsure, La Gitane, bootsykronos, BillyElliott, mikejay611, Alice Olson, PedalingPete, marleycat, Kokomo for Obama, BarackStarObama, rk2, Hayate Yagami, blue aardvark, Oilwellian, Book of Hearts, imlpdx, jham710, DRo, CoyoteMarti, AnnetteK, hulibow, anodnhajo, leathersmith, Siri, IndieGuy, ahumbleopinion, Eric Nelson, S F Hippie, a2nite, Horace Boothroyd III, dog in va, joeschmeaux, AspenFern, Arahahex, Buckeye54, avsp, rat racer, Glen The Plumber, George3, Windowpane, live1, nuclear winter solstice, jusjtim35, newinfluence, jbob, weck, howabout, northerntier, helpImdrowning, bob152, Smoh, Avilyn, BadKitties, ET3117, Hey338Too, Demeter Rising, tampaedski, Ishmaelbychoice, Jim Domenico, duhban, Catkin, Dodgerdog1, Penny GC, Gurnt, Skyye, JusticeSeeker68

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site