Press Release Article


Date: Apr 30, 2015
Press Release Number: 61-2015

Action is part of agency's reform efforts and pledge to increase transparency

The Port Authority's interim financial statements will be made public on a quarterly basis, under action taken by the agency and endorsed by the Board of Commissioners today to help increase transparency.

Financial information that covers the agency's facilities, operations and holdings now will be available every three months, providing a greater public window into the Port Authority's balance sheets.

"For more than a year, the Port Authority has made a determined effort to become more transparent and accountable to the public it serves," said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan. "By announcing our financial results for each quarter of the year, the Port Authority is taking another important step on the path of reform."

"This is another crucial step in bringing more transparency to the Port Authority," said Port Authority Vice Chairman Scott Rechler. "By publicly releasing our financial results on a quarterly basis, we will continue to transform the agency into a more open and accountable organization and one that the public deserves."

Going forward, each quarter's unaudited, interim financial statements will be presented to the Board's Committee on Finance at the first public session after the close of a quarter, with the information posted after the meeting on the agency's website.

The Port Authority's unaudited financial statements for the first quarter of 2015 ended on March 31, 2015 are on the agency's website.

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