Vol. 6, No. 1, February 9, 2011

One WTC Reaches Higher
Construction of One World Trade Center has now reached beyond the halfway point – 56 floors on the way to its ultimate 104-story height. You can track the progress of One WTC and the other projects at the site, including the National September 11 Memorial at wtcprogress.com.

Public Meetings
The next meeting of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners will be held Thursday, Feb. 24. Visit panynj.gov to view minutes and actions from previous Board of Commissioners meetings and to view schedules for future meetings. Webcasts from the Feb. 3 Board and committee meetings are also available online.

Did You Know?
You can track flight information for arrivals and departures at the Port Authority’s airports – JFK International, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, and Stewart International – on the agency’s Web site,
www.panynj.gov Click, "Commuting and Traveling" and then go to the individual airport's landing page.

David Samson Elected Chairman Of
Port Authority Board of Commissioners

At its Feb. 3 meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners elected David Samson as its new Chairman.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nominated Mr. Samson to the Board, and he was confirmed by the State Senate on Jan. 25.

Mr. Samson is a founding member of the law firm Wolff & Samson. His 40-year career in private practice includes extensive experience in complex business and corporate litigation, administrative proceedings, and governmental and regulatory affairs. During 2002-2003, Mr. Samson served as New Jersey Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer for the state.

Board Chairman Samson succeeds Anthony R. Coscia, who has served as chairman since 2003. Mr. Coscia will remain a member of the Board.

Read more.

Photo of Chairman Samson

Board Chairman David Samson


Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott

Economic Touchdown for the Region

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni announced an agreement with Host Hotels & Resorts, the owner of the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, to drive a multimillion-dollar renovation project that will generate more than 250 jobs, $14 million in wages and $60 million in economic activity over the life of the project.

Under the agreement, approved by the Port Authority Board of Commissioners on February 3, Host Hotels & Resorts will invest $164 million in capacity and infrastructure improvements, including $34 million before Super Bowl XLVIII, to upgrade its first-class facility.