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Two Juveniles Arrested After Ramming Police Vehicles at George Washington Bridge

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Fort lee NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) today announced an investigation into two individuals who, based on the investigation to date, eluded police while driving a vehicle that rammed multiple police and commuter vehicles at the entrance to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  The two individuals in the vehicle were taken into custody.

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The MTA Reveals Details on its Congestion Pricing Plan, Slated to Start Next Spring

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New York NY, the MTA has provided additional insights into its forthcoming congestion pricing initiative, set to commence next spring.

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Port Authority Police to Conduct DWI Checkpoints at George Washington Bridge This Weekend

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Fort Lee NJ, as part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s commitment to ensuring the safety of the traveling public, the Port Authority Police Department will conduct Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoints at the George Washington Bridge from approximately 10 p.m. Friday, June 16, to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 17.

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PORT AUTHORITY OPENS FREE SECURE BIKE PARKING AT MIDTOWN BUS TERMINAL FOR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES

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New York NY, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the opening of the largest free, secure bicycle parking facility for public use in Manhattan as part of the agency’s commitment to enhance access across its facilities. The 20-bike secure bicycle parking enclosure outside the Midtown Bus Terminal offers innovative, secure bike storage options through an agency partnership with Brooklyn-based company Oonee, which maintains several bike parking pods in New York and New Jersey.

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PORT AUTHORITY OPENS NEWLY RENOVATED BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY ON NORTH SIDE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today opened the newly renovated and fully accessible north walk of the George Washington Bridge, significantly improving the experience for bicyclists, pedestrians, and users with mobility challenges. Replacement of the bridge’s northside original steel suspender cables and associated closure of the path below the cables as part of the agency’s $2 billion Restoring the George program created an opportunity for the Port Authority to overhaul the path, including the replacement of the 171 access steps with gentler widened accessible approach paths to allow seamless connection from adjacent streets.

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Ascend , Fort Lee’s New Marijuana Dispensary is Open For Business

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Fort Lee NJ, Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. (“AWH” or the “Company”) (CSE: AAWH.U) (OTCQX: AAWH), a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operator focused on better living through cannabis, has announced that Ascend Fort Lee, located at 461 West Street, will begin selling recreational cannabis.

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Anonymous caller Phones in Fake “Gunmen on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge”

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Fort Lee NJ, at 6:07 pm an anonymous caller told authorities late Wednesday that he was armed with a rifle on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge. According to Fort Lee Police Captain Edward M. Young , multiple police officers responded, trying to find the caller, yet all efforts were unsuccessful.

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George Washington Bridge Moves to Cashless Tolling on Sunday July 10th

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that a new electronic tolling system will be activated at the George Washington Bridge on Sunday, July 10. The George Washington Bridge (GWB) will be the largest and busiest of the agency’s three Hudson River crossings to completely modernize its tolling infrastructure to 21st century standards following activation of a similar system at the Holland Tunnel in December 2020.

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Three New York Men Charged with Conspiring to Kidnap Fort Lee Man

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Fort Lee NJ,  three New York men were charged today with conspiring to kidnap and hold for ransom a Fort Lee resident, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Lane Closures Planned This Week at George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel and Goethals Bridge

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AirTrain Newark Suspended Saturday Night to Sunday Morning for Routine Maintenance

Reminder: Face Coverings Continue to Be Required in All Port Authority Facilities, Including Airports, Midtown Bus Terminal and on AirTrain 

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Hoboken NJ, For the week of August 27 to September 2, 2021, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey encourages all travelers who use the agency’s facilities to plan ahead and consider additional travel time due to the following:

LANE CLOSURES IN EFFECT

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Army Vet Once Suspected of Planning GWB Attack to be Released from Custody

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Fort Lee NJ, a former captain in the Army from Wallington who was being held until his trial after he was caught on a  “reconnaissance” mission on the George Washington Bridge will be released from jail after spending 600 days in custody, a Bergen County judge ruled Thursday.

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BERGEN MAN CHARGED WITH GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of CHARLES R. WILSON (DOB: 02/27/1975; single; unemployed) of 371 Bergen Boulevard, Apartment 605, Fairview, NJ on Vehicular Homicide charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Port Authority Police Department under the direction of Superintendent of Police Edward Cetnar.

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BERGEN PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATES GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE FATAL CRASH

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces that an investigation is being conducted of a motor vehicle crash which occurred on August 27, 2020 on the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey. The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Port Authority Police Department under the direction of Superintendent of Police Edward Cetnar.

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Cash toll Collection at Hudson River Crossings Suspended

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Fort Lee NJ,   Drivers between New York and New Jersey will not be able to pay with cash going forward. The Port Authority announced , “All Port Authority Crossings to NY now have cashless tolling. EZ Pass or tolls by mail. Vehicles should keep moving through the toll plaza at safe speeds.”

The  shift to electronic toll collection at the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and Holland Tunnel starting 9 p.m. on Sunday. License plate images will be captured for drivers without E-ZPass and bills will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Discount programs, including carpool rates, will also be temporarily suspended.

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Bridge and Tunnel Toll Hikes As Promised Starting Sunday 3 am January 5th

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Fort Lee NJ, Previously approved toll increase on agency bridges and tunnels to take effect at 3 a.m. Sunday, January 5.

Effective at 3 a.m. Sunday, January 5, the bridge and tunnel cash and toll by mail rate for cars during all hours will increase from $15 to $16. The E-ZPass peak discount for cars will be reduced from $2.50 to $2.25 and the E-ZPass off-peak discount will be reduced from $4.50 to $4.25. The New York/New Jersey Staten Island Bridges Discount Plan, which allows for toll discounts on the three Port Authority bridges that connect New Jersey with Staten Island and is available to any E-ZPass account holder, will not change. The discount provides for a toll of $6.88. The Carpool Discount for the three trans-Hudson crossings – the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels – will continue until those crossings migrate to cashless tolling operations.

Lanes will be closed this weekend and/or next week at the Goethals Bridge, George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel for ongoing construction and repair projects.