Press Release Article


Date: May 28, 2014
Press Release Number: 109-2014

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance security at the World Trade Center site, the Port Authority today announced that it was adding the World Trade Center to a contract with Allied Barton Security Services – which currently provides unarmed security guard services to the agency's major airports. Security guard services at the World Trade Center site will be transitioned to Allied Barton in mid June. Allied Barton was originally selected to provide unarmed security services for the Port Authority in July 2013 after a competitive RFP process.

As the result of a competitive procurement process, Allied Barton was awarded a four-year, $221 million contract in July 2013 to provide unarmed security guards at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports. As a result of the addition of the World Trade Center site, an additional $60.4 million has been allocated to Allied's contract. Allied Barton's unarmed security guards at the World Trade Center site will be responsible for providing access control at vehicle and pedestrian guard entrances, monitoring security systems and issuing security identification cards.

"The addition of Allied Barton to our layered security approach reflects our ongoing commitment to making security our number one priority at all Port Authority facilities," said Port Authority Chief Security Officer Joseph Dunne.

Summit Security Services, Inc. will continue to provide unarmed security guards at other Port Authority's facilities, including PATH, the New York and New Jersey Marine Terminals, the George Washington Bridge, the three Staten Island crossings and Port Authority leased properties in both states.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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 the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit

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