Growing the Region - News from the Port Authority of NY & NJ
Vol. 5, No. 3, May 6, 2010
PATH SmartLink Card Use Grows
Sales of SmartLink cards for travel on PATH trains have grown to more than 50 percent of market share on the rail line. Smart card use, which has tripled in two years, has eclipsed use of MetroCards, which total about 40 percent of payment methods on PATH lines. PATH QuickCards make up most of the remainder of fare choices.

PATH SmartLink is a sturdy, state-of-the-art contactless card, which features an embedded computer chip that tracks the number of PATH trips available or travel days remaining for a customer. Cards may be automatically replenished when linked to a customer's credit card.

Growth of SmartLink is just one of the Port Authority's efforts to upgrade PATH. The 10-year, multi-billion dollar program calls for replacing all 340 PATH railcars by 2011, replacing the line's signal system and modernizing stations.
Read more.
Public Meetings
Visit to view minutes and board actions from previous Port Authority Board of Commissioners meetings, and the Web cast from the April 29 board and committee meetings.
The next Board meeting will be held Tuesday, May 18.
Did You Know?
You can report suspicious activity at Port Authority facilities by downloading the Port Authority Police hotline number directly to your mobile phone. Click here to download App.

9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pool Gets Granite Coat
Construction workers are installing granite stone at the base of the North Pool for the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center.
Each piece measures 2 feet, 6-inches high, by 5-feet long, and weighs approximately 350 pounds. For more photos, videos and live camera footage, visit WTC

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Granite installation on
north reflecting pool
Workers waterproof concrete
walls of the North Pool

Port Authority Board Authorizes Construction of Environmentally Friendly Multi-Fuel Station at JFK
The Port Authority Board of Commissioners on April 29 authorized the construction of a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, multi-fuel service station and truck parking facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The service will help JFK's important cargo business by providing full-service amenities for truck drivers and their vehicles. The facility will be built by GAZ Realty Inc., a rapidly growing developer of "Super Stations," which include automated car washes and convenience stores.

The Board authorized a 20-year lease with the developer that will cover the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new facility. The project will include sustainable elements such as LED lighting, solar panel power, Compressed Natural Gas fuel, and a zero-discharge car wash that will recycle used water.
Read press release.

Artist's rendering of fuel station and truck stop

Jeffrey A. Moerdler Appointed to Port Authority Board
Governor Paterson appointed Jeffrey A. Moerdler to the Port Authority Board of Commissioners in April. Mr. Moerdler is a Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. where he is the New York office Section Head for the Real Estate and Communications sections and is a member of the Environmental Section.

Hon. Jeffrey A. Moerdler