At its monthly meeting this afternoon, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took the following actions:
- Authorized a $54.8 million project to replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units and upgrade associated electrical power distribution system in the South Wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
- Authorized a $3.5 million project for intermodal improvements at the PATH Harrison Station
- Authorized a supplement to the Port Authority’s Truck Replacement Program to provide incentives for the replacement of approximately 126 drayage trucks equipped with model year 1994 through 2003 engines serving the Port Authority’s marine terminal facilities with drayage trucks equipped with model year 2007 or newer engines.
- Authorized a lease with Cargill, Inc., for the letting of approximately 3.39 acres at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, with a portion of the premises extending into Port Newark, for the continued operation of a liquid bulk juice terminal.
- Authorized a modification and extension of a lease with Trinity Center LLC for approximately 76,448 rentable square feet of space on floors 5, 6, 7 and 10 at 115 Broadway, New York City, in Manhattan for approximately 164 Port Authority staff members involved in the World Trade Center redevelopment.
- Authorized a funding agreement with the New York City Department of Design and Construction, and the Queens Borough Public Library for the Port Authority to provide up to $10 million for the construction and fit out of a branch of the Queens Public Library to be located at the Queens West Waterfront Development.
- Authorized 1 World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager Tishman Construction Corporation, to enter into a construction trade contract with APG International for the installation of glass in the main lobby of One World Trade Center.
- Authorized 1 World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager Tishman Construction Corp., to increase extra work under the existing construction trade contract with Hillside Ironworks Inc., which is necessary to exercise contract alternates for miscellaneous ironwork at One World Trade Center.
- Authorized an increase in compensation under the existing agreement with Liberty Security Partners for additional professional architectural and engineering services to support the continued construction of the Vehicle Security Center.
- Authorized a $50 million project for the design and construction of integrated World Trade Center site-wide radio infrastructure, and the award of a construction trade contract to furnish and install a radio system for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
- Authorized the award of a construction trade contract for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to furnish and install architectural metals and glass for the Transit Hall.
- Authorized the award of a construction trade contract to Jerome Aluminum Products Corp. for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to furnish and install architectural metals and glass for the Transit Hall.
- Authorized a construction trade contract with Component Assembly Systems, Inc., for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to furnish and install all carpentry for the Transit Hall.
- Authorized a construction trade contract with Champion Metal & Glass for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to furnish and install interior glass storefronts to accommodate the development of approximately 500,000 square feet of retail space within the PATH Hall and Transit Hall.
- Authorized the award of a construction trade contract with Judlau Contracting Inc., for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub for structural rehabilitation of the North Projection, a sub-grade structure that will house the PATH Tunnel Emergency ventilation system.
- Authorized the assignment of a Memorial Foundation trade contract for the fabrication of the bronze name parapets with SMF Fabricating, LTD, and the installation of the bronze name parapets with KC Fabrications, LLC, for the 9/11 Memorial.
- Authorized the assignment of a Memorial Foundation trade contract with R&L Construction for miscellaneous metals works associated with the WTC Memorial Museum Pavilion.
- Authorized $20 million for Phase II of the World Trade Interim Security Facilities Project.
- Authorized $8.1 million in planning to review all existing World Trade Center sitewide programs to identify design modifications between Port Authority projects and non-Port Authority projects to optimize building system compatibility.
- Authorized an agreement with Tishman/Turner Joint Venture III for construction management services to support pre-tenant fit-out work associated with the World Trade Center retail and parking programs.
- Reauthorized the World Trade Center Transportation Hub project at a total estimated project cost of $3.44 billion, an increase of $180 million over the present authorized project amount; and a $151 million project for commercial infrastructure at the World Trade Center site.
CONTACT: 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 Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey 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. The Port Authority is self-sufficient and receives no tax revenues from either state.