Date: Jun 17, 2014
Press Release Number: 124-2014
Roundtables are part of agency’s efforts to address aircraft noise concerns
The Port Authority will host its second community roundtable on noise issues for John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at Vaughn College in Queens, with presentations from the Federal Aviation Administration detailing the planned Part 150 federal noise study and an update on regional airspace redesign efforts.
On Monday, June 30, the first aviation noise roundtable for Newark Liberty is set for 6-8 p.m. in the cafeteria of Building 80 at the airport. This initial meeting will outline the process and goals for the roundtable with newly appointed members.
The roundtable meetings for the three major metropolitan area airports will be held on a regular basis and provide an ongoing opportunity for the Port Authority, the FAA and the community to mutually seek ways to maintain open lines of communication and manage noise impacts. These roundtables also will provide communities input, information and ongoing updates during upcoming studies of noise impacts related to the airports.
In addition to Port Authority and FAA representatives, other airport stakeholders have been invited, including airline officials, community and civic leaders, as well as elected officials.
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 http://www.panynj.gov.