Press Release Article


Date: Apr 29, 2010
Press Release Number: 22-2010

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today authorized the construction of a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, multi-fuel service station and truck parking facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The service will help JFK's important cargo business by providing full-service amenities for truck drivers and their vehicles.  The facility will be built by GAZ Realty Inc. - a rapidly growing developer of "Super Stations,' which include automated car washes and convenience stores.

The Board authorized a 20-year lease with the developer that will cover the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new multi-fuel facility.  The project will include sustainable elements such as LED lighting, solar panel power, Compressed Natural Gas fuel, and a zero-discharge car wash that will recycle used water.

Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said, "This facility optimizes the use of our airport property and creates close to 60 new jobs to stimulate our local economy. It also provides a key truck parking facility that will encourage future growth in our air cargo business."

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said, "Difficult economic times require us to develop innovative ways to extract value from our world-class transportation facilities.  This is a perfect example. It will provide an important amenity for our airport customers, and new revenue to the Port Authority."

The proposed facility will include a 19,000-square-foot building that will contain a convenience store, a fast-food dining facility, a car wash and a 50-space truck parking lot.  The parking lot will operate under a comprehensive security plan, including surveillance cameras, police patrols and parking requirements for empty and loaded trailers.  It will replace an existing BP fuel station at Federal Circle.

GAZ Reality Inc. is building a similar multi-fuel facility at Newark Liberty International Airport.  The developer also is building and operating airport sites at Tulsa International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and Medford Oregon airports.

In addition, the Board of Commissioners took the following actions at today's meeting:

  • Reauthorized completion of the John F. Kennedy International Airport Central Substation.

  • Authorized a five-year lease supplement with JetBlue for the Terminal 6 site, consisting of 19.23 acres and to undertake the demolition of Terminal 6.  The authorization includes Terminal 5 expansion planning.

  • Authorized a new 20-year lease with FedEx for Cargo Buildings 347, 155 and 156 at Newark Liberty International Airport.

  • Authorized a supplement to an existing permit with CBS Outdoor for the installation and operation of a light emitting diode (LED) advertising display on the exterior steel façade of the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

  • Authorized an increase in compensation with a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff and URS Corporation for construction management consultant services at the World Trade Center site.

  • Authorized an increase in compensation with The Louis Berger Group for program management support services for World Trade Center site redevelopment projects.

  • Authorized assignment of a World Trade Center Memorial & Museum trade contract with Skyline Steel Corporation for the furnishing and installation of all architectural metals for the Memorial Plaza.

  • Authorized One World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager Tishman Construction Corporation, to enter into a construction trade contract with Atlantic Hoist & Scaffolding LLC for common scaffolding and sidewalk shed work.

  • Authorized One World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager Tishman Construction Corporation, to increase the compensation under an existing trade contract with Five Star Electric Corporation for the pre-purchase of equipment specified for an alternate power supply design.

  • Authorized One World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager Tishman Construction Corporation, to enter into a supplemental agreement under the existing structural steel construction trade contract with DCM Erectors Inc., for the application of primer to certain structural steel pieces.

  • Authorized a reciprocal temporary easement agreement between PATH and Lester M. Entin Associates that will allow the Port Authority to use approximately 7,000 square feet of Entin-owned property at the PATH Yard in Harrison, N.J. to build an access road that connects to the rail transfer yard from the entrance of the PATH Yard.

CONTACT:   The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Ron Marsico, 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; 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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