Bridgegate panel to hear from Port Authority official

A commissioner at the transit agency that operates the George Washington Bridge is set to testify before the New Jersey legislative committee that’s investigating the politically motivated traffic lane closings.

Pat Schuber has been subpoenaed to appear before the panel Tuesday.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg says she was rebuffed by Schuber when she sought answers last fall on who ordered lanes near the bridge closed, leading to four days of gridlock in the town at the span’s base.

It’s since been discovered that loyalists to Gov. Chris Christie ordered the lanes blocked, apparently to retaliate against the mayor of Fort Lee because he didn’t endorse Christie’s re-election.

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The U.S. Attorney’s office is conducting a criminal investigation into the lane closings.

Christie has denied knowledge of the plot’s planning or execution.

Today’s meeting begins at 10 a.m. – Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, N.J. The committee will convene in closed session following Mr. Schuber’s testimony.

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