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Vol. 4, No. 5, June 30, 2009
Briefs
Greenmarket Opens
at Port Authority
Bus Terminal

The Port Authority's midtown bus terminal opened its first Greenmarket earlier this month, providing the more than 200,000 daily commuters and community residents a convenient indoor location to purchase farm-fresh items.

The market will be open every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the North Wing's Main Concourse, at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street.
Newark Liberty Concessions
Program

The Port Authority's Board of Commissioners authorized phase two of the Newark Liberty International Terminal's A and B concessions program which provides for 14 new lease agreements ranging from 7 to 10-year terms.
Public Meetings
The next monthly Port Authority Board of Commissioners meeting will be held Thursday, July 23, 2009. Visit panynj.info to view minutes and board actions from previous meetings.
Did You Know?
Half of the 240,000 weekday PATH riders now use PATH’s reusable SmartLink card, making it the preferred method of fare payment on the interstate rapid-transit system. See also SmartLink Auto Replenishment.
Doing Business with the Port Authority
For PA Procurement Information and Opportunities, click here.
World Trade Center Rising
One year after the Port Authority launched a major reassessment of the World Trade Center rebuilding, the agency this month reported significant construction progress on the public projects throughout the site.

A year ago New York Gov. David Paterson called on the Port Authority to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the World Trade Center rebuilding and today there is visible progress, improved communications, and public transparency:
  • One World Trade Center is above grade and rising every day.
  • The installation of the structural arches for the landmark transportation hub is under way as well as the excavation of the West Street tunnel.
  • The foundation walls for the Vehicle Security Center are in construction.
  • The signature Memorial pools and a portion of the museum are taking shape.

"Before and after" images of the site's public projects taken in June 2008 and June 2009 can be found on the Port Authority's World Trade Center Web site - wtcprogress.com.


Staying No. 1 on the East Coast
Building on an initiative announced earlier this year to encourage shippers to use the Port Authority's ExpressRail system, the agency's Board of Commissioners on June 25 approved a new incentive program on June 25 to encourage shippers to transport their cargo via new rail routes.

The program will provide an incentive of $25 per container shipped by rail to any company booking a container on a railroad to or from a new ExpressRail origin or destination that was started since the beginning of the year.

Work Begins on Mass Transit Tunnel
In early June, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez joined Port Authority, NJ Transit and Federal Transit Administration officials to break ground for the nation’s largest transit project – the $8.7 billion Mass Transit Tunnel. The Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) Mass Transit Tunnel project will double trans-Hudson River rail capacity by adding two new single-track tunnels as well as expand New York Penn Station with a new facility. image1
Breaking ground for the ARC Mass Transit Tunnel on June 8 are (from left) Chairman Coscia, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, Governor Corzine, Port Authority Executive Director Ward, and Deputy Executive Director Bass Levin.
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