Press Release Article


Date: Aug 13, 2009
Press Release Number: 106-2009

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

  • A final cost-sharing agreement with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to relocate two auxiliary water lines located under the Anchorage Channel, between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island, as part of the 50-foot Harbor Deepening Program. The Port Authority's 50 percent share of the costs is estimated at $147 million.

  • Agreements with the New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications for NYCDOiTT to install, operate and maintain certain infrastructure at Port Authority facilities that is necessary for the operation of its New York City Wireless Network in exchange for the Port Authority being provided with access to the network.

  • Through its Committee on Operations, a seven-year agreement with PATH employees represented by the American Railway and Airway Supervisors Association.

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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