Putting the Port Authority to Political Use? Let Us Count the Ways

Here's a list of six different instances in which the Christie administration has stymied reform efforts

Credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Candidate Chris Christie promised to shine a bright light on the “shadow government’ represented by the state’s many autonomous agencies and authorities.

But Gov. Chris Christie and his administration have actually fostered and even nurtured the behind-closed-doors power-brokering culture exemplified by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Reporter Andrea Bernstein of WNYC, a partner of NJ Spotlight, counts the ways — at least six different instances of politics-driven actions, ranging from toll-hike machinations to refusal to answer subpoenas to the current Bridgegate scandal — in which the Christie administration has stonewalled efforts to reform and clean up the Port Authority.

Listen to and read Bernstein’s complete WNYC report.