Press Release Article


Date: Oct 19, 2011
Press Release Number: 125-2011

Port Authority Chairman David Samson and Vice Chairman Scott Rechler today praised Governor Andrew Cuomo’s appointment of Patrick Foye as the new Executive Director of the Port Authority. “Governor Cuomo has made an exemplary choice in Pat Foye,” said Samson. “He has a long record of strong leadership and we are excited to have him.”

Vice Chairman Scott Rechler said, “Governor Cuomo has yet again shown his commitment to economic growth in New York and New Jersey by this appointment. The Board is looking forward to working with Pat as we seek to re-evaluate the PA’s priorities and how we can make it more efficient.”

Samson continued, “Pat Foye will be a strong partner with the Board as we seek to fulfill Governor Christie and Governor Cuomo’s directive to us that we review every part of the agency, from our Capital Program to our financial management. As we move into a new time for the PA, we are committed to making sure every dime of our toll payers’ dollars is spent carefully.”

Vice Chairman Rechler said, “Governor Cuomo today, with this appointment of Pat Foye and his proposals for governmental reform continues to demand that government runs smarter and more efficiently. We at the PA are committed to working with him and Governor Christie to fulfill that mandate.

Samson concluded, “Today Governor Cuomo shows a strong vision for the Port Authority and for the entire region. In partnership with Governor Christie and Governor Cuomo, we will work together at this vital time to continue to be the economic engine for the people of New Jersey and New York.”

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