DALLAS -A U.S. Senator wants to know why the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in September unexpectedly closed four lanes of a bridge that connects New York City and New Jersey.

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Transportation, sent a letter Dec. 16 to the top officials of the Port Authority asking for answers to nine questions about the unannounced lane closures on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River.

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