Excerpts from emails in GW Bridge scandal
Traffic conditions required Ft Lee officers to remain out on corners, managing traffic instead of attending to public safety issues. He [Fort Lee's police chief] also expressed grave concern about the inability of emergency response vehicles, ambulance, FLFD [Fort Lee Fire Department] to traverse the borough while responding to emergencies.'
-- Sept. 9 email from Robert Durando, the bridge general manager, to Cedrick Fulton, the Port Authority's director of tunnels, bridges and terminals
Peggy Thomas, Borough Administrator, called me regarding the increased volume and congestion of AM rush traffic throughout the Borough as a result of the GWB toll lanes adjustment that occurred. She mentioned that there were 2 incidents that Ft Lee PD and EMS had difficulty responding to; a missing child (later found) and a cardiac arrest.'
-- Sept. 9 email from Tina Lado, PA director of government and community relations, to David Wildstein, PA director for interstate capital projects, Fulton and then PA deputy executive director Bill Baroni