At its monthly meeting this afternoon, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took the following actions:
- Authorized a $23 million project for the rehabilitation of Runway 1-19 and a portion of Taxiway G in order to maintain a state of good repair and enhance safety.
- Authorized an approximate 10-year lease with Perrigo, Inc., for 270,000 square feet of mixed industrial and manufacturing space in the Bathgate Industrial Park.
- Acquired a 4.13-acre parcel of land from Logan Property Inc., which is necessary to extend the safety area for Runway 4L-22R at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- Authorized an agreement with CJUF II Harrison Phase I Urban Renewal Company, LLC, for 1,675 square feet of land for the future redevelopment of the Harrison PATH Station.
- Authorized the assignment of a Memorial Foundation trade contract with Island Acoustics for the furnishing and installation of all carpentry work for the World Trade Center Memorial Museum Pavilion.
- Authorized $2.5 million for planning to evaluate options to provide truck/vehicle access to One World Trade Center in support of One WTC’s current leasing plan.
- Authorized certain changes in the credit support structure for the Tower 4 Liberty Bonds in connection with the East Side Development Plan for the World Trade Center site.
- Authorized the assignment of a Memorial Foundation trade contract with KSW Mechanical Services Inc., for the furnishing and installation of a heating and cooling system for the bronze name parapets that will surround the Memorial’s reflecting pools.
- Authorized agreements with various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and emergency responders for the purchase of certain equipment by the Port Authority to enhance the coordination of maritime security efforts for vessels operating in the Port of New York and New Jersey as part of the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security Grant Program.
- Authorized an agreement with Two Montgomery Property LLC for the purchase of property located at 2 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, N.J.
- Authorized the award of subgrant agreements in connection with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Port Security grants totaling $47.11 million for Fiscal Year 2009 and $34.88 million for Fiscal Year 2010, for which the Port Authority serves as fiduciary agent.
- Authorized an agreement with the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors, Inc., for the Port Authority to obtain professional services to increase the capacity of minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses to bid on and perform public contracts.
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 Jersey-Port Authority 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.