Vol. 4, No. 9, October 27, 2009

Port Authority and NYC Sign Lease Extensions for Maritime Terminals in Staten Island and Brooklyn
To prepare for future growth in New York’s maritime cargo and passenger ship industries, the Port Authority and New York City signed long-term agreements on October 15 that will allow for the continuous operation of two major port facilities - the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Brooklyn. The agreement also will allow for a proposed warehouse distribution center at Pier 11 in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Read press release.

CHICAGO Cast to Perform at Bus Terminal
The Port Authority Bus Terminal and CHICAGO The Musical have teamed up to host a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" event for new hotels and their guests, as well as new businesses that have recently opened in the Times Square Area. A free performance will be given on Thursday, Nov. 5 in the terminal’s North Wing Main Concourse. The cast will perform two songs from the show at approximately 5:15 and 5:45 p.m.

Did You Know?
The window of opportunity for PATH riders to view the WTC Memorial is shrinking as construction progress continues.
Take a Virtual PATH Train Ride to the WTC station
to see WTC Memorial progress.

Public Meetings
Visit panynj.info to view
minutes and board actions from previous board meetings, and the Web cast
from the October 22 board and committee meetings.

New PATH Signal System Contracts Awarded; New Computerized System to Increase Capacity by 20%

Fulfilling a commitment to the PATH rail system’s long-term growth, at
its meeting on October 22, the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners authorized more than $340 million worth of contracts to help replace antiquated mechanical train controls on the 101-year-old system with state-of-the-art, computerized signals.

The overall signal project is expected to cost $580 million and is a major part of the Port Authority’s $3.3 billion plan to modernize the entire PATH system, an initiative that also includes a new 340-car train fleet and
10-car platforms on the Newark to World Trade Center line. Read more.

$58.9 Million Contract Awarded for Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal B Improvements
A new phase of work on Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal B modernization will begin next month with the award of a $58.9 million contract to create a new mid-level domestic departures hall, which is expected to take about two-and-a-half years to complete. Click here to read press release. dusk
Newark Liberty Airport