Vol. 5, No. 1, March 3, 2010
News Briefs

One World Trade Center Structure Reaches 200 Feet
In early February, the Port Authority announced that steel installation for One World Trade Center had reached the 20th floor equivalent level, raising the tower to 200 feet above street level. Photos and a video of One World Trade Center construction are available on the Port Authority's Web site - www.wtcprogress.com -- and on Flickr.

A recent photo of construction of One World Trade Center.

Police Agreement Okayed For Stewart Int'l Airport
The Port Authority and the New York State Police have agreed on an arrangement to continue critical law enforcement services the State Police now provide at the airport, while retaining a vital on-airport State Police crime lab and the jobs it supports. Read more.
Public Meetings
Visit panynj.info to view minutes and actions from previous Board of Commissioners meetings, and the Web cast from the February 25 Board and committee meetings.
The next Board meeting will be held March 25.
Did You Know?
The Port Authority's midtown bus terminal Greenmarket is open on Thursdays, giving commuters a convenient indoor location to purchase farm-fresh items.
Board Awards Largest WTC Hub Contract to Date

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners awarded the largest contract to date for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which will allow a critical portion of the major transportation facility to be built.

At its February 25 meeting, the Board awarded a $542 million contract to Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc./Granite Construction Northeast Inc./Skanska USA Building Inc.
The work includes construction of four rail platforms and the installation of architectural finishes, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, plumbing work and fire protection.

Read more.

A rendering of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

New Toll Collection System Coming to PANYNJ Crossings

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners has authorized the purchase of a new toll collection system for the agency’s six bistate crossings.

The new system – which will replace the existing one which is 12 years old and one of the oldest in the northeast United States – is an interim step toward the agency’s goal of implementing an all-electronic toll-collection system.

Read more.

Improvements Slated for Airport Video Surveillance Cameras

The Port Authority has begun work to install alarms on Newark Liberty International Airport surveillance cameras to alert agency personnel immediately if the equipment experiences a problem.

Agency officials anticipate approximately three dozen cameras at nine security checkpoints at Newark Liberty International Airport’s three terminals will be synchronized to central monitoring areas in the coming weeks. Once connected, the alarms will notify Port Authority personnel of any malfunctions and action will be taken immediately to get the cameras working again.

Read more.