At its monthly meeting this afternoon, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took the following actions:
- Authorized a $199 million project for the rehabilitation of the George Washington Bridge’s upper level structural steel deck to maintain the bridge in a state of good repair.
- Authorized a lease supplement with Continental Airlines for the leasing of approximately 0.5 acres of land to provide for its terminal expansion to accommodate the installation of an in-line baggage screening system at Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport.
- Authorized the extension of an authorization to issue commercial paper obligations under the terms of the Commercial Paper Program through December 2015.
- Authorized an agreement with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to provide for the construction of ramp and roadway improvements at the interchange of Interstate 278 and Forest Avenue in Staten Island to improve access to the Howland Hook Marine Terminal, the cost of which would be reimbursed by New York Container Terminal Inc., the operator of the Howland Hook Marine Terminal.
- Authorized a project for completion of the rehabilitation of the heating, ventilation and air condition system and replacement of fire alarm and fire suppression systems at the Goethals Bridge Administration and Maintenance Buildings.
- Authorized a one-year renewal of a funding agreement with the Alliance for Downtown New York Inc.
The 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; 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.