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Growing the Region - News from the Port Authority of NY & NJ

Vol. 3, No. 3, April 2008

Port Authority Aims to be Carbon Neutral By 2010 Through Emission Reductions and Carbon Offsets
At its March 27 meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners expanded the agency’s commitment to the environment by announcing a goal of carbon neutrality from its operations by 2010. The agency aims to reach net zero annual carbon emissions from its operations primarily through new capital investments and operational refinements. This includes initiatives such as the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting at the George Washington Bridge and the Holland Tunnel, using geothermal energy to power a building at JFK International Airport, and converting Stewart International Airport into the nation’s first carbon-negative airport. Earth
Photo Courtesy of NASA

Port of New York and New Jersey Sets Cargo Records in 2007; Plans for Expansion Announced

On March 20, New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and Port Authority executives announced record cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2007. With 4 percent cargo growth, the Port of New York and New Jersey outperformed other major ports throughout the country, which declined less than 1 percent in the same period. With growth at the port expected to continue over the next 10 years, the governor and the Port Authority also detailed the expansion efforts at the port and the steps being taken to ensure it remains the economic generator for the region. Port of New York and New Jersey
Aerial View of Port of New York and New Jersey

Port Authority Airports Set Record – 110 Million Passengers in 2007
JFK, Newark Liberty and Stewart International airports and LaGuardia Airport combined served a record 109,983,372 passengers in 2007, an increase of more than 5 percent over 2006 levels. Passenger demand is expected to continue to grow, and the Port Authority has an aggressive agenda to expand airport capacity to accommodate passengers, including the addition of taxiways at JFK to reduce delays.
JFK Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport

Largest Construction Contract Awarded for World Trade Center Memorial & Museum

At its March 27 meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners awarded the largest contract to date for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at The World Trade Center site, to Navillus Contracting Inc. The contract will allow construction to move forward toward a phased completion beginning in 2010. To date, more than 70 percent of construction trade contracts for the project have been awarded or have received bids. Read more.

September 11th Memorial and Museum
Museum Pavilion Exterior with Tridents

Rendering by Squared Design Lab Courtesy
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

News Brief

At its March 27 meeting, the Port Authority Board authorized a Memorandum of Agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Port Authority’s participation in a West-of-the-Hudson Regional Transit Access Study, with a Port Authority funding commitment of $2.7 million. See Port Authority Board Meeting Minutes, Item #9 (page 15).

Stewart Airport

Did You Know? 
The Port Authority opened the world’s first containerport in 1962 at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. 

Public Meetings
The next Port Authority Board of Commissioners meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24. Visit www.panynj.info to view minutes and board actions from previous board meetings and Web casts of the March 27 board and committee meetings.

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