Press Release Article


Date: Apr 29, 2010
Press Release Number: 22-2010

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today authorized the construction of a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, multi-fuel service station and truck parking facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The service will help JFK's important cargo business by providing full-service amenities for truck drivers and their vehicles.  The facility will be built by GAZ Realty Inc. - a rapidly growing developer of "Super Stations,' which include automated car washes and convenience stores.

The Board authorized a 20-year lease with the developer that will cover the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new multi-fuel facility.  The project will include sustainable elements such as LED lighting, solar panel power, Compressed Natural Gas fuel, and a zero-discharge car wash that will recycle used water.

Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said, "This facility optimizes the use of our airport property and creates close to 60 new jobs to stimulate our local economy. It also provides a key truck parking facility that will encourage future growth in our air cargo business."

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said, "Difficult economic times require us to develop innovative ways to extract value from our world-class transportation facilities.  This is a perfect example. It will provide an important amenity for our airport customers, and new revenue to the Port Authority."

The proposed facility will include a 19,000-square-foot building that will contain a convenience store, a fast-food dining facility, a car wash and a 50-space truck parking lot.  The parking lot will operate under a comprehensive security plan, including surveillance cameras, police patrols and parking requirements for empty and loaded trailers.  It will replace an existing BP fuel station at Federal Circle.

GAZ Reality Inc. is building a similar multi-fuel facility at Newark Liberty International Airport.  The developer also is building and operating airport sites at Tulsa International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and Medford Oregon airports.

In addition, the Board of Commissioners took the following actions at today's meeting:

CONTACT:   The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Ron Marsico, 212 435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Region's Core tunnel project.