Five years later, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to spend $1.8 billion in bistate agency funds to fix state roads has come under increasing scrutiny.
Lawyers at the time warned that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s expenditure on the Pulaski Skyway repairs could raise problems.
And on Thursday, lawyers for AAA suing the agency over 2011 toll hikes made the spending a central part of their case.
The Port Authority has argued the expenditure was proper regardless of whether AAA agrees.
But the Port Authority’s spending on Pulaski repairs is now also being challenged by an airline, probed by the Federal Aviation Administration and investigated by both the Securities Exchange Commission and the Manhattan district attorney.