Vol. 4, No. 4, June 3, 2009
News Briefs
WTC Construction Update
Steel installation south of the existing temporary PATH station (photo below) was among seven of the eight major WTC construction milestones completed during the first quarter of 2009, and the eighth, the completion of the footings for the Pavilion of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, was completed April 24. For additional details, visit WTCProgress.com.

PlanSmartNJ Conference
“New Jersey and the Economic Stimulus Package: Will Mega-Investments Produce Mega-Results?” is the subject of a PlanSmartNJ conference, co-sponsored by the Port Authority, to be held June 11 at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Registration details are available on PlanSmartNJ’s Web site.
Public Meetings
The next monthly Port Authority Board of Commissioners meeting will be held Thursday, June 25. Visit panynj.info to view minutes and board actions from previous meetings.
Did You Know?
You can now follow PATH on Twitter. Visit our page at Twitter.com/PATHPweets.
Doing Business with the Port Authority
For PA Procurement Information and Opportunities, click here.
NY-NJ Governors Join NextGen Alliance;
Urge Overhaul of Nation’s Air Traffic Control System
On May 28, New York Governor David Paterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine joined a coalition of more than 340 agencies, businesses and associations to urge full funding for NextGen initiatives to overhaul the country’s air traffic control system and significantly reduce delays.

The governors are the latest members to join the National Alliance to Advance NextGen, a Port Authority-led coalition of business, travel, tourism, civic, labor, education, airline and aviation officials who believe NextGen is the best state-of-the-art solution to the persistent air traffic delays that have plagued the major New York-New Jersey airports for years.

There is no cost to join in support of the Alliance. To learn more and to sign up, visit www.panynj.gov/NextGenNow. View a full list of the Alliance’s membership.

Port Authority Preparing for Projected Future Growth in the Region’s Maritime Industry
On May 28, the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved two agreements with New York City that will allow the agency to promote the operation and future development of two major New York maritime facilities - the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

The Board approved a 35-year lease extension with New York City for the 202-acre Howland Hook facility, extending the existing lease through June 30, 2058. This extension enables the Port Authority to maintain long-term control of a container terminal within the port, to benefit from previous investments, and to commit $110 million to improve the Howland Hook Marine Terminal.

A separate 20-year lease agreement was approved by the Board between the Port Authority and the New York City Economic Development Corporation for Piers 11 and 12 in the Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The Port Authority owns the piers and leases them to the City. The City opened the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Piers 11 and 12 in 2006.