‘Zero evidence’ Bridgegate result of ‘legitimate traffic study’

‘Zero evidence’ Bridgegate result of ‘legitimate traffic study’

There is “zero evidence” that last year’s crippling George Washington Bridge closures were part of a “legitimate traffic study” by the Port Authority, a leading US senator charged Thursday.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee, said a 12-page letter from the PA shows that its officials tied to the “Bridgegate” scandal “did not follow their agency’s own procedures” and engage in “careful planning and communication” before closing access lanes that caused four days of massive tie-ups in September.

“The Port Authority’s response provides zero evidence that the purpose of these closures was to conduct a legitimate traffic study,” Rockefeller said.

The West Virginia Democrat also called it “unconscionable that anyone would block commercial traffic and risk the safety of thousands on our interstate highway system in this way.”

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