NJ lawmakers call for greater transparency from Port Authority

NEW JERSEY - After an audit of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey labeled the agency "challeneged and dysfunctional," some lawmakers are calling for changes.

A state Senate committee today gave its approval to two bills on the Port Authority. One would ban the agency's workers from receiving perks like free E-Z Passes and government-issued credit cards, and the other aims to open the Port Authority up to greater public transparency.

State Sen. Bob Gordon (D-38th District) says the agency needs greater public transparency. He and other Democratic lawmakers are calling for greater transparency and fewer perks for employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

"We're trying to get something done so that the people who are paying these tolls each and every day are comfortable the money is going to help the infrastructure and help our area,? says state Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5th District).

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