FORT LEE - A bill awaiting a final vote in the New Jersey Legislature is aiming to make the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey more accountable to taxpayers.

The bill, titled the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Accountability Act, was inspired by recent audits of the authority accusing it of excessive salaries and perks.

However, Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni says much of the legislation is redundant and would slow projects by requiring unnecessary waiting periods.

Similar legislation is expected to be pursued in the New York Legislature.

NJ lawmakers call for greater transparency from Port Authority