Growing the Region - News from the Port Authority of NY & NJ
Vol. 5, No. 7, October 6, 2010

Progress Continues
At World Trade Center

With the structural steel for One World Trade Center at the 40th floor level, and the planting of the first of 400 trees in the Memorial Plaza, the World Trade Center project continues to show tangible progress. Keep up to date on the latest developments at -
and on Flickr.

Port Authority Shines Lights On Breast Cancer Awareness
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the 156 necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge will shine pink and the exterior of the JFK International Airport air traffic control tower has a pink hue for the entire month of October. Photos can be viewed at The New York Times online.

Public Meetings
The next meeting of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners will be held Oct. 21. Visit to view minutes and board actions from previous board meetings, and the Web cast from the September 30 board and committee meetings.

Did You Know?
You can keep up with news and updates about PATH service on Twitter via PATHTweet. Check it out here.

Port Authority Authorizes Long- and Short-Term Improvements for Stewart International Airport

At its September 30 meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized two actions that will help position Stewart International Airport in Orange County, N.Y., for both immediate and future growth.

First, the Board approved $2 million in planning work for the future expansion of Stewart Airport's terminal that will provide for a multi-functional facility to accommodate the processing of international passengers and allow for increased domestic passenger activity.

Second, to boost airline service to the airport immediately, the Board also authorized a two-year air service development incentive program to entice passenger airlines and charter tour operators to initiate non-stop service to new markets.

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Contract Awarded for WTC Vehicle Security Center

The World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center (VSC) - the central artery for the site's truck delivery and parking system - will be built to street level under a contract awarded September 30 by the Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

The Board awarded a $45.9 million contract to W&W Steel Company of Oklahoma City, Okla., to furnish and install the structural steel required to build the Vehicle Security Center. The cost was 23 percent below the Port Authority's estimates for the job, and follows the award of contracts during the past year for the VSC's south bathtub walls and excavation to bedrock, steel detailing and foundations.

The firm will furnish and install structural steel columns, beams, girders and other steel components to bring the facility from bedrock to the canopy roof level over the facility. Installation of the steel will begin in 2011 and be completed by the end of 2012. Liberty Park will be built above the southern portion of the VSC, essentially on top of the VSC's roof.

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