Date: May 22, 2012
Press Release Number: 76-2012
As part of our ongoing, comprehensive review of the agency’s security functions as outlined in the Chertoff report, we are committed to having the highest quality security operation in place, including where we utilize private security contractors. For that reason, we will be issuing a Request for Proposals seeking to identify the best and most competitive security guard services at our facilities.
We met today with our current contractor, FJC Security, to discuss recent incidents at our facilities, and received a firm commitment from the company’s leadership that they will redouble their efforts to avoid future security lapses. For now, FJC continues to provide security guard services at our airports, tunnels, bridges and the WTC site. They have told us they intend to compete for the right to provide the services we need to keep our customers, employees and facilities safe and secure.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212-435-7777
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. This includes 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 Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.