The Port Authority has long taken an active role in the communities it serves. In 1983, the Port Authority first made a commitment to ensure that students in schools close to its airports always have a quiet learning environment. That commitment continues today with the soundproofing work the Port Authority has done in 77 schools around its airports. This includes 45 schools that are impacted by JFK and LaGuardia and 32 impacted by Newark Liberty and Teterboro.
The scope of the soundproofing program includes the following:
The project is contingent upon federal funding.