March/April 1998, p.7

Ding Dong the Twin is Dead - at least for 1998

The saga of the Port Authority's Goethals Bridge twin proposal continues...the Port Authority says it won't build a twin if NJ and Staten Island don't want it, and to support that idea, the PA removed $5 million in study money from the 1998 capital budget. But the PA is slyly pushing the twin anyway, suggesting ensuing chaos during the deck rehab on current bridge. The EIS is good for three years, so on-the-sly deal-making is likely if the agency remains committed, albeit covertly, to building the twin. Notwithstanding, many politicos are now clamoring to publicly express their non-support for the idea.