Date: Jan 25, 2012
Press Release Number: 8-2012
For too many years, our region’s aging roads and bridges and other infrastructure have suffered because of too much process, regulation and bureaucracy. President Obama gets it, and today I strongly applaud the president’s initiative to clear away red tape that slows down critical projects like the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York State, and our two bistate projects at the Goethals and Bayonne bridges. Allowing these projects to linger in regulatory and environmental bureaucracy for years and years costs the region's economy dearly in terms of job creation and economic activity. Reason and common sense must overcome process to get projects to market quicker, all of which can be done consistent with protecting our environment.
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.