Gov. Chris Christie and Mayor Mark Sokolich meet over the George Washington Bridge scandal

Christie, Fort Lee mayor meet over GWB scandal (1/10/14)

FORT LEE - Gov. Chris Christie has apologized in person to the mayor of a Bergen County community that was the victim of apparently politically inspired traffic jams.

Christie says that he had a "very good, productive meeting" late yesterday at the Fort Lee municipal building with Mayor Mark Sokolich and that the mayor accepted his apology.

Christie says his administration has to work to regain the trust of Fort Lee residents.

Christie also publicly apologized at a Trenton news conference yesterday morning after emails appeared to show a top aide wanted highway lanes near the George Washington Bridge closed in September.

Extended Coverage - Bridge Gate

Public Hearing Transcripts

Mayor Sokolich said yesterday that residents "endure combat" each day dealing with the bridge traffic. But he says, it's been "very frustrating" to learn of allegations that Christie's top aides orchestrated a plan to clog the borough streets with traffic as a form of political payback. 

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