FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -- It was billed as a meeting of the minds of lawmakers from two states to announce new efforts to reform the embattled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Now, it's canceled.
The Bridgegate lane closure scandal has opened up new issues and controversies about operations at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Gov. Christie Monday said they need "careful" examination.
Claims that a traffic study was the true purpose of last September's chaotic lane closings at the George Washington Bridge have drawn skepticism for months. The Christie administration's internal report on Bridgegate leaves them in shreds.
Gov. Chris Christie surprised a Friday afternoon press conference by announcing the resignation of David Samson as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and endorsing recommendations for structural changes in the PA.