Port Authority Eliminates Job Created For David Wildstein

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David Wildstein was the first person ever named director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. And he will be the last.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported Wednesday that the Port Authority has abolished the position, which Wildstein resigned from last year amid mounting pressure surrounding his involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Wildstein was hired in 2010 by Bill Baroni, who was then serving as the Port Authority’s deputy executive director. Baroni had been appointed to the role by Gov. Chris Christie (R), and he followed Wildstein out the door last year.

The Port Authority declined to tell the Star-Ledger why Wildstein’s former position had been eliminated.

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