Press Release Article


Date: Nov 13, 2012
Press Release Number: 193-2012

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, November 15, 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. During the public meeting, the Board will honor Port Authority police and civilian employees who risked their lives during Hurricane Sandy to rescue more than 60 people.

The following Committee meetings will be held in public session in the same location: Committee on Finance, 8 a.m.; Committee on Operations, 9 a.m.; World Trade Center Redevelopment Subcommittee, 10 a.m.; and Committee on Capital Planning, Execution and Asset Management, 10:30 a.m.

In addition, a meeting of the Committee on Finance, Committee on Operations, World Trade Center Redevelopment Subcommittee and the full Board will be held in executive session on November 15.

The public sessions of the Board and its Committees will be broadcast on the Port Authority’s Web site –

The agenda for the meetings to be held on November 15 will be posted on the Port Authority’s Web site,, at 3 p.m. on November 14.

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, November 15. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes, and speaking time may not be transferred. The public comment period may be limited to 30 minutes. Appropriate identification is required.

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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