Wisniewski Welcomes Baroni Resignation but Makes Clear Investigation Will Continue

December 13, 2013

(TRENTON) – Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly transportation panel, released the following statement Friday upon word Bill Baroni is out as deputy director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey amid continued questions on the closing – without public notice – of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee:

“I’m glad to see Mr. Baroni agree with my suggestion that he resign.
“Mr. Baroni’s resignation was overdue and a good thing for New Jersey. His inability to be clear, professional and honest meant he was no longer going to be effective in his role, if he ever was effective.
“But make no mistake – our investigation into what happened with these lane closings will continue.
“We still don’t have an explanation as to what happened here.
“The resignations of Mr. Baroni and Mr. Wildstein – while welcome – do not put an end to the many outstanding questions. I expect the seven subpoenas I issued yesterday to be followed, and we will go from there once we review those documents.”