Vol. 3, No. 1 March 2009
Travel and Business Leaders Urge Funding of NextGen
The National Alliance to Advance NextGen, a broad Port Authority-led coalition, calls for an FAA Reauthorization Bill to include full funding for NextGen, an advanced GPS system that helps air traffic controllers move more aircraft more efficiently. Studies have shown that 75 percent of the nation's air traffic delays originate at one of the New York-New Jersey region's airports. NextGen would usher in a new era of efficiency by overhauling the 1950s-era air traffic control system.

Members of the alliance include Airports Council International-North America, the U.S. Travel Association, Air Carrier Association of America, Air Transport Association, Air Travelers Association, International Airline Passengers Association, Newark Regional Business Partnership, and NYC & Co.

The coalition met recently to advocate for multi-year funding of NextGen initiatives. To learn more or to join the alliance, visit http://www.panynj.gov/airports/nextgen-sign-up.cfm.

The National Alliance
to Advance NextGen
Testing, Enhancements Underway at Newark Liberty

The power of NextGen will be demonstrated at Newark Liberty when the airport becomes the nation’s first major hub to test the technology that helps planes fly and land more efficiently, without reducing safety. The Port Authority is a partner with the Federal Aviation Administration and Continental Airlines to conduct demonstration tests of the technology. To learn more, click here.

In addition, the Port Authority is advancing a multimillion program to modernize Terminal B and transform the two-level terminal into a three-level facility capable of handling more international departures. Progress includes converting the mid-level into a domestic ticketing hall, upgrading the international meeter/greeter area, reconfiguring the upper level, increasing check-in space for international departures, and enlarging passenger screening points.

An expanded Airline Services Area in Terminal B's International Arrivals recently opened to customers. The new space has a clean, polished appearance and improves efficiency for passengers who check in again after arriving at the airport on international flights.

Airline Services Center at
Newark Liberty
Interactive Map Shows Attractions Near Stewart Airport
Stewart International Airport is known for being in the heart of the Hudson Valley in New York State, close to many of the region’s renowned visitor attractions. Now, with the help of an interactive map on the Port Authority’s Web site, travelers can learn about the airport itself and the local destinations from the comfort of their homes.

The new map features a comprehensive series of links to the wide-ranging travel and leisure destinations of the valley. The airport portion of the map provides an easy-to-follow format that plainly lists the terminal’s gate areas, amenities, and facilities, as well as a guide to airport parking.

Another click of the mouse takes users to an airport environs page, which offers hundreds of links to regional sites including skiing and other winter sports, wineries, shopping malls, theaters, historic mansions, museums, performing arts centers, and much more. The map covers a multicounty area, in New York State, east to the Connecticut border and west to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey borders.

SWF Environs Map