Press Release Article


Date: Jan 26, 2015
Press Release Number: 13-2015

Due to a major snowstorm forecasted to begin tonight in the New York/New Jersey region, the Port Authority has postponed public hearings scheduled for the week of January 26 on the Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Cross Harbor Freight Program. Governor Cuomo and Governor Christie both declared states of emergency in their states due to the storm. The affected hearings include:

POSTPONED: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Suffolk County Legislature – W.H. Rogers Legislature Building
    725 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Smithtown, NY 11787

POSTPONED: Thursday, January 29, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Queens Borough Hall
    120-55 Queens Borough Boulevard, Room 213
    Kew Gardens, NY 11424

The public comment period on the Draft DEIS has been extended and will remain open until 5 p.m. on March 20, 2015. Comments may be provided in writing either at the public hearings or by mail to Cross Harbor Freight Program, c/o InGroup, Inc., PO Box 206 Midland Park, NJ 07432 or via email to The DEIS is available to download at

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