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Growing the Region - News from the Port Authority of NY & NJ
Vol. 3, No. 6, August 2008
News Briefs

The NYS Senate has confirmed Fred P. Hochberg, Dean of Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy, as a member of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners, serving until 2013. Read more.

In a measure designed to preserve and expand air services at Stewart International Airport, at its meeting on August 14, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved an incentive program that will waive fees and rentals that airlines normally would have paid the Port Authority for aircraft to land, park and utilize terminal facilities at the airport for the next six months. Read more.

The Port Authority and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church have reached an agreement that will allow the 92-year-old church to be rebuilt near its former location at the World Trade Center site. The agreement also resolves one of the 15 fundamental issues identified in the Port Authority’s World Trade Center Assessment.

With cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey continuing to exceed projections, the Port Authority has launched a study to explore what it must do to keep the port the leading East Coast destination for international shippers.

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Did You Know?
The Port of NY & NJ is already the largest on the east coast of North America, yet cargo coming into the port is expected to double by 2020.

Public Meetings
The next regular Port Authority Board of Commissioners meeting will be held Monday, September 29. The first of the Commissioners’ monthly World Trade Center meetings will be held September 16 at a time and place to be determined. Visit panynj.info for Board meeting schedules and to view minutes and board actions from previous meetings. 

Governors Jon S. Corzine and David A. Paterson Express Opposition to Auctioning of Flight Slots

New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and New York Governor David A. Paterson sent a letter to the United States Department of Transportation on August 19 expressing their opposition to the U.S. Department of Transportation's and the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to auction flight slots at metropolitan area airports.  

The Port Authority and the vast majority of airlines believe the federal government’s auction plan would have a severe negative impact on air travel, and would be illegal without Congressional authorization.  Read Port Authority statement and press release

Port Authority Releases Preliminary Renderings for New Goethals Bridge Concept
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released preliminary renderings for a Goethals Bridge concept. The renderings are representative of a potential cable-stayed design. The current Goethals Bridge is in need of major rehabilitation and frequently causes congestion due to its antiquated, narrow design. 
For an additional rendering and more details, click here. 

First Scheduled Arrival of World’s Largest Passenger Aircraft Welcomed at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Port Authority officials greeted more than 500 passengers and crew who arrived at Kennedy International Airport on August 1 aboard Emirates Airline Flight 3801 from Dubai on the first U.S. scheduled flight of the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft. Read more.

World’s largest passenger aircraft, A380, arrives at JFK on Aug. 1

Construction Highlights from the World Trade Center Site

Photos below depict work crews erecting the white steel arches that will form the underground passageway linking the World Trade Center Transportation Hub with the World Financial Center. The arches are part of Santiago Calatrava's signature design for the transportation hub. (Click on an image for a larger view.)
New construction video from The World Trade Center Site is posted on the Port Authority’s Web site.

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