Panel discusses reforms for NY-NJ Port Authority

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has convened a panel of academics and public policy experts to discuss reforms.

In recent months, questions have been raised over

In recent months, questions have been raised over alleged conflicts of interest involving some board members.

NEW YORK - (AP) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has convened a panel of academics and public policy experts to discuss reforms.
    
The embattled agency has been under fire since revelations about lane closings at the George Washington Bridge last fall. But it had come under criticism before that for issues surrounding toll hikes in 2011.
    
An outside audit called the agency a "challenged and dysfunctional" organization in 2012.
    
In recent months, questions have been raised over alleged conflicts of interest involving some board members.
    
The experts on Monday's panel are urging the agency to reduce the role of political influence. One suggestion is to remove some appointment power from the two states' governors.
    
Since the lane closing scandal unfolded, four officials at the Port Authority have resigned

 

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