Date: Jul 17, 2012
Press Release Number: 94-2012
At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, the Port Authority will make an announcement regarding the agency’s Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project. The Port Authority is undertaking the project to enable larger post-Panamax ships to travel to and from port terminals in New York and New Jersey.
Port Authority Chairman David Samson
Port Authority Vice Chairman Scott Rechler
Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye
Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni
Conference call to make announcement regarding the Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project
Wednesday, July 18, 1:30 PM
Media is requested to dial in by 1:25 to provide name, outlet and contact number for the operator
Teleconference Dial-In Number: (800) 288-8976
Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.