Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Chairman David Samson has resigned in the wake of a report that partly blames the agency's handling of the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal that has come to be known as "Bridgegate."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced the resignation at a March 28 press briefing that focused on the results of a $1-million, governor-sponsored report on the scandal. The nearly 350-page report exonerates the governor of having knowledge of or involvement in the September bridge closures that tied up traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., for four days, but the scandal has rocked his administration since it was revealed in January. Some say it dims prospects for a 2016 Christie bid for the presidency.