Press Release Article


STATEMENT FROM PORT AUTHORITY ON PASSING OF U.S. SENATOR FRANK R. LAUTENBERG

Date: Jun 03, 2013
Press Release Number: 60-2013

“The Port Authority is saddened to learn of the passing of U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, who served on the agency’s Board of Commissioners from 1978 to 1982 before beginning his distinguished career in the U.S. Senate that spanned nearly 30 years. Throughout his Senate tenure, Frank Lautenberg fought tirelessly for the transportation needs of the New York and New Jersey region and was a strong supporter of the Port Authority. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Lautenberg’s family.”

CONTACT: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 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.


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