Press Release Article


Date: May 25, 2011
Press Release Number: 30-2011

At its monthly meeting this afternoon, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took the following actions:

  • Authorized $16 million in planning for the development of an Aeronautical Operations Area Pavement Rehabilitation program to address aeronautical pavement that is expected to require rehabilitation at Port Authority airports in the next three years.
  • Authorized $25 million in additional planning and the award of an agreement for architectural and engineering services for the Bayonne Bridge Navigation Project.
  • Authorized, through its Committee on Finance, the purchase of property damage and loss of revenue insurance for a one-year term.
  • Authorized the issuance and sale of taxable Consolidated Bonds and Notes, on a negotiated basis, up to an additional $1 billion, for capital expenditures in connection with One World Trade Center, the retail components of the WTC site and other WTC sitewide infrastructure projects, as well as certain administerial changes pertaining to debt issued for the aforementioned projects.
  • Authorized a construction contract award, through construction manager Tishman Construction Corp., with Paul J. Scariano, Inc., to install street and sidewalk surfaces, streetscape elements and open space along Greenwich and Liberty streets.
  • Authorized a four-year contract with Jacobs Engineering New York Inc., for systems acceptance testing and sustainability services required for multiple World Trade Center Transportation Hub systems.
  • Authorized the award of a construction trade contract to F.W. Sims Inc., to fabricate, furnish and install heating and air conditioning equipment and related infrastructure connected to the World Trade Center retail and parking pre-tenant fit-out projects.
  • Authorized the award of a construction trade contract to ASM Mechanical Corporation to fabricate, furnish and install ventilation equipment and related infrastructure in connection with the World Trade Center retail and parking pre-tenant fit-out projects.
  • Authorized the award of a construction trade contract to Five Star Electric Corp. to fabricate, furnish and install electrical equipment and related infrastructure associated with the construction of the World Trade Center retail and parking pre-tenant fit-out projects.
  • Authorized the amendment of existing call-in agreements with MACTEC Engineering and Consulting and Pennoni Associates Inc., for structural steel inspection and materials testing services for projects at the World Trade Center site.
  • Authorized the Port Authority to provide financial support in the amount of $250,000 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund towards the development of a National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Authorized the Executive Director to develop and issue a Request for Proposals for a contract to design, build, finance and maintain a new Goethals Bridge.
  • Authorized an amendment to the Port Authority Port Truck Replacement Program to expand the eligibility of drayage trucks that can be replaced under the program to include trucks with model year engines 2003 or older.
  • Awarded the Medal of Honor to Port Authority Police Officer Dennis Mitchell in recognition of an act of extraordinary bravery he exhibited on duty on July 16, 2009.
  • Authorized the Executive Director to retain the Chertoff Group to perform an immediate study of the Port Authority‚Äôs organizational management of security and agency-wide facility security operations, at a cost not to exceed $300,000.
  • Authorized, through its Audit Committee, the continued retention of Deloitte & Touche as independent auditors for the year ending, Dec. 31, 2011.

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

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is self-sufficient and does not receive tax dollars from either state, 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.

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