Press Release Article


Date: Dec 04, 2007
Press Release Number: 106-2007

Poster to Be Displayed on PATH Trains

A Jersey City eighth grader has won top honors in PATH’s annual holiday poster contest. The winning poster - created by Zahra Mahmood of Academy 1 - is being displayed aboard the rapid transit system’s trains during the holiday season.

PATH Director/General Manager Michael DePallo and Jersey City Public School representatives honored Ms. Mahmood, as well as the second-place winner, her sister, Academy 1 seventh grader Mahnoor Mahmood, and third-place winner, Rafael Mena, a sixth grader attending MS #7.

This is an annual contest for Jersey City public school children. The winners receive four tickets each to the Broadway show, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” and American Express gift cards donated by the Port Authority - $50 to the first-place winner and $25 each to the second- and third-place winners. The Port Authority will provide complimentary roundtrip PATH SmartLink cards to get the winners and their guests to and from the show.

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; the Port Authority-Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; 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.

The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.