Press Release Article


Date: Dec 17, 2008
Press Release Number: 153-2008

At its monthly meeting this morning, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized:

  • $6.5 million in planning for improvements at PATH’s Pavonia/Newport Station, including the extension of station platforms to accommodate 8-car trains, waterproofing work and other improvements.

  • An $8.7 million project for the purchase and installation of new static and variable message signs at various PATH stations and the award of a construction contract for the work to Yonkers Electrical Contracting Corp.

  • 13-year lease supplements with the five on-airport rental car companies - Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and National - and a 10-year lease with Enterprise Rent-A-Car at Newark Liberty International Airport.

  • The acceptance of the assignment of a construction trade contract awarded by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to Rael Automatic Sprinkler for the furnishing, installation and testing of a fire protection system for the World Trade Center Memorial, Memorial Museum and World Trade Center infrastructure projects, and a partial assignment of the Memorial’s existing construction management contract with Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc., for services associated with this construction trade contract.

  • The continued expenditure of Port Authority funds for the Access to the Region’s Core project into 2009 within the current $100 million authorization.

  • An amendment to the December 2006 action, which authorized an agreement with the Hudson River Park Trust to provide Port Authority funding in the amount of $5 million towards the cost of developing an Urban Estuary Center to be built on Pier 26 at the Hudson River Park in Manhattan.

  • The rescission of certain prior authority delegated by the Board in connection with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 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; the Greenville Yard-Port Authority 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 and is a partner in the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel project.

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