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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY, U.S. EPA TO ANNOUNCE NEW PROGRAM TO ASSIST PORT TRUCKERS PURCHASE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY VEHICLES

Date: Mar 09, 2010
Press Release Number: 12-2010

The Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce a new program designed to improve air quality on and around the Port of New York and New Jersey.  The Clean Trucks Program - including a Truck Replacement Program - which will provide grant money and low-interest loans to eligible port truck drivers to purchase new environmentally friendly trucks, and a truck phase-out plan that will phase out older trucks from calling on port terminals beginning on January 1, 2011.

WHO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck, Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia, Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward, Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni, Rich Kassel of the Natural Resources Defense Council and co-chair of the Port Authority's Truck Working Group, elected officials, industry and labor.

WHAT: Launch of Port Authority's Truck Replacement Program and truck phase-out plan.

WHERE: Port Authority Truck Replacement Center Office

1180 McLester Street
Suite 8
Elizabeth, N.J.
(Directions follow)

WHEN:  10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

WHY: The Port Authority has developed a comprehensive Clean Air Strategy for the Port of New York and New Jersey to reduce harmful emissions resulting from activities at the port.  The Truck Replacement Program and truck phase-out plan are two components of the Clean Air Strategy aimed at reducing the emissions from trucks that call on the port.

Directions:

TRUCK REPLACEMENT CENTER

ExpressPort Plaza
1180 McLester Street - Suite 8
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201

From North

Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to exit 13A and follow the signs for North Avenue East/Elizabeth Seaport or Take Routes 1 & 9 South, pass Newark Airport to the North Avenue East/Elizabeth Seaport exit.  Then follow the directions below:

From South

Take the New Jersey Turnpike north to exit 13A and follow the signs for North Avenue East/Elizabeth Seaport or Take Routes 1 & 9 North, through Elizabeth to the North Avenue East/Elizabeth Seaport exit.  Then follow the directions below:

From West

Take Routes 78 or 22 East toward Newark Airport, then take Routes 1 & 9 South to the North Avenue East/Elizabeth Seaport exit.  Then follow the directions below:

From Staten Island

Take the Goethals Bridge west to New Jersey, then take Routes 1 & 9 North to the North Avenue East/Elizabeth Seaport exit.  Then follow the directions below:

Once on North Avenue East

Go over the New Jersey Turnpike and through the traffic light.  After the light, the road makes a 90-degree turn to the left and becomes McLester Street.  Go through the traffic light and stay to the right.  After the light, you will see a complex of buildings called ExpressPort Plaza.  Make a right into the complex and proceed to Building 1180, Suite  #8.

CONTACT:

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777


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