Date: Dec 19, 2007
Press Release Number: 114-2007
We’re pleased the DOT adopted many of our task force's recommendations for expanding capacity. In addition, a broad coalition convinced the administration not to implement congestion pricing and, instead work with airlines to better rationalize schedules and improve customer service.
But the DOT is simply wrong to go forward with restrictive caps and auctions that will cut the number of passengers at JFK, reduce travel options, and increase prices for every passenger.
We hope the DOT will take a better approach at Newark Airport by acknowledging the capacity of the airport rather than artificially shrinking it, and working closely with the airlines to help rationalize the schedule process.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
December 19, 2007