How Christie's Men Turned the Port Authority Into a Political Piggy Bank

The bi-state agency, with its steady stream of income from tolls and airport fees, provided more than $3.3 billion to support New Jersey projects favored by Governor Christie, who was cutting budgets in Trenton and refusing to raise the gas tax to fund transportation projects. Several of the projects went to state facilities not under the Port Authority's purview.  "They didn’t have dedicated funding sources, and so by canceling ARC, the governor was able to shift the money to his priorities," said RPA Executive Director Tom Wright. Full story.