Press Release Article


Date: Oct 17, 2012
Press Release Number: 137-2012

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, October 18, on the 15th floor of Port Authority headquarters at 225 Park Avenue South in Manhattan. The public session of the Board will begin at 1 p.m.

The following Committee meetings will occur in public session at headquarters:

  • Committee on Finance, 9:30 a.m.
  • Committee on Operations, 9 a.m.
  • World Trade Center Redevelopment Subcommittee, 10:15 a.m.
  • Committee on Capital Planning, Execution and Asset Management, 10:30 a.m.

A meeting of the Committee on Finance, the Security Committee, the World Trade Center Redevelopment Subcommittee, and the full Board takes place in executive session prior to the public Board meeting. In addition, the Committee on Capital Planning, Execution and Asset Management will meet in executive session following the public Board meeting.

The agency will post the agenda for the October 18 meetings on the Port Authority’s website,, at 3 p.m. today. The agency also will broadcast the public sessions of the Board and its Committees on its website at

Members of the public wishing to address the Board should register by sending an e-mail message including their name, affiliation (if any) and topic to by 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 18. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes, and may not transfer their time to others. The public comment period may be limited to 30 minutes. Appropriate identification is required.

CONTACT: 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

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