Press Release Article


Date: Apr 24, 2014
Press Release Number: 88-2014

Members of the public can provide comments and recommendations to the committee via email at

The Special Oversight Committee of the Port Authority's Board of Commissioners announced that the public can provide comment and recommendations on reform of the agency via email at The committee will collect and review all comments and recommendations and address them at future public meetings of the committee.

The Special Oversight Committee will continue to hear from a wide-range of voices regarding governance, organizational structure and mission as it works to provide recommendations to the board and take action to respond to the transportation and economic needs of the region more effectively and efficiently.

Earlier this week, the Special Oversight Committee held a Port Authority Reform panel discussion with several long-time independent observers of the organization. A video of that meeting can be viewed at The discussion focused on reform recommendations the Special Oversight Committee can make to the Board of Commissioners that will allow the agency to meet the long-term transportation, infrastructure and economic needs of the New York and New Jersey region moving forward.

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