Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Reform is the buzzword these days at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. What that means depends on whom you talk to.

The agency has been on the hot seat since the disclosure of details about last fall's lane closings at the George Washington Bridge. Two Port Authority officials resigned in the aftermath.

The Port Authority is convening a special panel of experts Monday to discuss what changes should be made. Some lawmakers say more legislation is needed, while others say it's a question of appointing the right people. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said he's intrigued by the idea of breaking up the bistate agency in two.

Port Authority Vice Chairman Scott Rechler says specific proposals could be put forth in the next few months.

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