THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NEW BLOG

Date: Apr 28, 2015
Press Release Number: 54-2015

"Portfolio," a new blog by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was launched today and will spotlight the largely unknown but critical role that transportation infrastructure plays in the region.

The blog, which is available at portfolio.panynj.gov, will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Port Authority’s airports, six tunnels and bridges, port facilities and the PATH rail system to enhance the public’s general knowledge, interest and understanding about Port Authority facilities.

The blog also will serve as a platform from which to spotlight interesting stories that rarely make the news, including those of the many unsung staff at the Port Authority, who operate and maintain these facilities.

Through vintage photographs and stories from the Port Authority archives, the blog will highlight the role the agency has played for almost a century in shaping the New York metropolitan region.

Upcoming posts will feature a broad cross-section of content that ranges from customer-service amenities in airport terminals to NextGen satellite technology to smart technology on Port Authority bridges to the replacement of cables on the George Washington Bridge.

In a nod to the agency’s storied 94-year past, the blog was named after a quarterly journal also titled Portfolio, which the agency published some 25 years ago as a forum for contemporary thinking on regional, national and international transportation issues.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.