Vol. 5, No. 8, December 10, 2010

Port Roadways Slated For Improvement
The Board of Commissioners authorized a $64.5 million program to upgrade three of the major roadways that will increase cargo capacity and enhance safety at the agency's New Jersey Marine Terminal facilities. The Board's authorization will allow for greater ease and efficiency in the movement of containerized cargo. For details click here.

Protective Bollards To Be Installed At Region's Airports
Continuing to increase security at its facilities, the Port Authority recently announced a $120.4 million project to install protective bollards in front of tenant airline terminals at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports. This will create hardened barriers which will prevent vehicles from crashing into terminals.
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Public Meetings
Visit panynj.gov to view minutes and actions from previous Board of Commissioners meetings and to view schedules for future meetings. Webcasts from the December 7 Board and committee meetings are also available online

Did You Know?
You can receive alerts regarding service at the Port Authority’s Airports, Bridges and Tunnels, PATH system, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal right to your email, phone or other mobile device. Click here for more information.

Port Authority Adopts $7.2 Billion 2011 Budget;
Zero Growth in Operating Expenses for Third Year

At its Dec. 7 meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a $7.2 billion budget for 2011 that calls for a third consecutive year of zero growth in the agency's operating expenses.

Among the authority's cost control measures is a reduction of 200 authorized positions, bringing headcount at the agency to its lowest level in 40 years.

Fiscal discipline on the operating side of the budget has allowed for $3.9 billion in capital spending, enough to continue the agency's safety and security programs, to move priority projects forward, and to maintain the agency's facilities in a state of good repair.

The 2011 budget provides $2.5 billion in operating expenses, $701 million for debt service and $47 million for other expenses including snow, vehicle and technology equipment.

on the Port Authority's $7.2 billion 2011 budget are posted on the agency's Web site
Port Authority Offers Online Carbon Calculator

Have you ever wondered how much carbon output your daily commute produces? Or what about that plane trip you took on vacation last week? Or the buses you use to travel in and around the metropolitan area?

Wonder no more. As part of its 2008 Sustainability Policy to reduce carbon emissions, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has partnered with Native Energy and Cantor CO2e to develop a travel carbon calculator for the public. The new carbon calculator encourages Port Authority customers, tenants, and partners to join the fight against climate change by finding ways to conduct their business more sustainably.

Click here for a more detailed article in the Port Authority's PortViews newsletter.

Click here to view the calculator.