Growing the Region - News from the Port Authority of NY & NJ
Vol. 5, No. 2, March 30, 2010

At its March 25 monthly meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took the following actions:

  • Authorized several improvements and agreements for work at Newark Liberty International Airport, including elevator work in Terminal A, concession leases in Terminals A & B, and a British Airways passenger lounge in Terminal B.
  • Authorized lease agreements for cargo buildings at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • Authorized $1 million for the continued purchase of carbon offsets and other services in 2010 to support the agency’s efforts to offset greenhouse gas emissions from its operations.
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Agreement Framework Announced for WTC Development

The Port Authority on March 25 jointly announced the outline of a development plan for the east side of the World Trade Center site with the states of New York and New Jersey, the City of New York, and Silverstein Properties Inc.

The proposed development plan was presented to the Port Authority Board of Commissioners at its March 25 monthly meeting. It covers issues relating to the financing and construction of three office towers on the east side of the WTC site. Details of the framework are included in a joint statement from the parties that is posted on the Port Authority Web site.

During the next 120 days, the parties will negotiate agreements consistent with the development plan and framework. These agreements will then be presented to the Port Authority Board for final approval.

All other projects at the World Trade Center site, including the 9/11 Memorial, One World Trade Center, the WTC Transportation Hub and other public infrastructure, will continue moving forward. You can view photos and videos of the continuing work on these and other WTC projects at

Board Elects William Baroni as Deputy Executive Director

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners at its March 25 monthly meeting formally elected William E. Baroni Jr. as Deputy Executive Director. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Baroni’s appointment to the post last month.

Before his appointment, Baroni had been serving as a Senator in the New Jersey Legislature. He is an attorney and has served as an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University.

William E. Baroni Jr.