The Port Authority conducts and makes public a wide variety of studies and reports on issues that affect the region.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has issued a Revised Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment for the Runway 4L/22R Improvements Project at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The EA responds to all of the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for preparation of an Environmental Assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and also documents compliance with Federal Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management. This EA is a revision of the Draft EA that initially advertised for public comment in May 2012. This project is being done to enhance runway safety and comply with a Congressional mandate affecting airports nationwide. The Port Authority is accepting comment on this Revised Draft EA document until the official comment period for this document closes on November 18, 2013. Comments must be received by close of business on November 18, 2013 in order to be considered. The Port Authority will hold a public information meeting to highlight modifications in the revised EA document. The meeting will be held on October 24 at St. Peter's Church at 7:30 p.m. in collaboration with Eastern Queens Alliance. The church is located at 224-04 147th Avenue, Queens, New York 11413.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has issued an Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment, in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration policies and procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for a Runway Safety Area Enhancement (RSAE) Project. The EA document responds to all of the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for preparation of an Environmental Assessment under NEPA. The Runway Area Safety Enhancements project includes extension of the two runway decks by approximately 180 feet to accommodate Engineered Material Arrestor Systems to comply with a Congressional mandate for enhancing the Runway Safety Areas of the ends of Runway 4 and 31, as well as constructing a new section of the Restricted Vehicle Service Road located airside around the south end of Runway 22. Construction staging area for this project would be located on airport at employee parking lot 10E as well as at an undeveloped property in the airport leasehold located 0.2 miles west of the airfield and bounded by the Riker’s Island Bridge, 19th Avenue, 45th Street, and Berrian Boulevard. This undeveloped area would be partially cleared and graded creating an approximate 9 acre area for construction laydown and staging. A new access point to the airport would be created in the vicinity of 19th Avenue and 81st Street, which will be limited to construction vehicles only. The enclosed Draft EA includes all technical chapters and appendices. This project will not have any long-term affect on aircraft operations at LGA. It is being done to enhance runway safety and comply with a Congressional mandate affecting airports nationwide.
Newark Liberty International Airport
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, has completed a Draft Short Environmental Assessment (EA) Form for the proposed project to modify Aviation Fuel System at Newark Liberty International Airport.
JFK Air Cargo Study
As the second largest employer in Queens, employing 58,000 people and contributing $3.5 billion in wages annually, John F. Kennedy International Airport is a key factor in the economic growth of New York City. Along with its surrounding communities, it represents the seventh largest cargo airport in the country, having shipped and received over 1.3 million tons of cargo in 2012. Over 15,000 people at JFK work directly in air cargo related jobs. Regionally, the air cargo industry supports over 50,000 jobs, $3.5 billion in wages and $10 billion in economic activity.
These factors demonstrate the significant impact the JFK air cargo community has had in Queens and its neighboring boroughs. NYCEDC partnered with the Port Authority to study the air cargo industry and plan for its future at JFK. The JFK Air Cargo Study aimed to address cargo and logistics business needs and concerns related to facilities, infrastructure, access, and business development. The study produced an action plan designed to ensure that future development accommodates growth in cargo tonnage.
Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance
Along with the Army Corps of Engineers, we're looking to find the best, most cost-effective solution to address the Bayonne Bridge's clearance problem.
As part of the Port Authority's efforts to build a new Goethals Bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed project.
Cross Harbor Freight Project
As part of the Port Authority Regional Goods Movement Improvement Program, this project conducts an Environmental Impact Statement for the Cross Harbor Freight Movement Project (CHFMP) and is authorized to spend $100 in federal funds that have been earmarked for the PA's use for CHFMP-related freight studies or investments.
Lower Manhattan-Jamaica-JFK Transit Link Alternative Analysis
Estimates ridership level attributable to the Lower Manhattan-JFK one-seat-ride service, including draft analysis that includes capital and operating cost estimates and ridership projections.
Regional Goods Movement Plan
Seeks to develop a comprehensive long-term regional goods movement plan for the New York/New Jersey region that establishes a framework and action plan for the identification and prioritization of freight strategies and projects within a 30-year planning horizon.
Regional Passenger Ferry Study
This study will identify how regional passenger ferry service is currently funded, what role ferry transportation plays in the regional transportation network, the public and private sector roles in ferry transportation, and what funding and financing options are available for ferries.
West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study (WHRTAS)
The MTA Metro-North Railroad (Metro-North) in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) and in cooperation with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) has initiated a planning study to identify and assess transit solutions to improve mobility and accessibility in the West of Hudson region and to Stewart International Airport from the surrounding regions, Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.
Lincoln Tunnel HOT Lane Feasibility Study
A long-term planning exercise to evaluate alternative concepts for improved bus reliability and capacity into New York City's midtown area and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The Economic Impact of World Trade Center Redevelopment, March 2009
Estimates the direct and indirect jobs, wages and total economic activity that will be generated by the construction and development of the World Trade Center.
Regional Economy Report, August 2008
Provides an overview of the regional economy, including employment analysis, consumer markets, construction and real estate markets, and facility-specific demand forecasts.
The Economic Impact of the Aviation Industry on the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Region, October 2005
Analyzes the economic impact of air cargo and passenger flow to the New York/ New Jersey economy.
The Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port Industry, 2008
Discusses the economic effects of marine cargo flows on the region.