Press Release Article


Date: Sep 13, 2016
Press Release Number: 168-2016

The Port Authority today announced that Enrique (Ricky) Ramirez, a 28-year career Port Authority veteran, has been appointed general manager of the Holland Tunnel, which served 15.4 million eastbound vehicles in 2015 as a vital link between New York and New Jersey.

Ramirez previously served as deputy general manager of the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station since 2011, and was the Holland Tunnel’s operations manager and acting general manager before that. In his new role, Ramirez will be responsible for all tunnel operations and maintenance.

Ramirez replaces Anthony Carvagno, who retired in May after nearly 35 years at the Port Authority. Among other accomplishments, Carvagno played an important role in restoring the region’s mobility after Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012. The Holland Tunnel opened to buses four days after the storm surge hit New York City, and to all traffic five days after that.

”Ricky has proven himself an exceptional leader during his 28 years with the Port Authority,” said Cedrick Fulton, director of the Port Authority’s Department of Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals. “I am confident he is well prepared to ensure safe and reliable service for our customers, help deliver an aggressive investment plan and ensure close working relationships with our host communities and regional partners.”

Ramirez began his Port Authority career in 1988 as a clerical aide after graduating high school in Bayonne, N.J. In 2000, he accepted a position as supervisor of bridge operations for Staten Island bridges. He became a manager of facility services for tunnels, bridges and terminals in 2008, before his first stint at the Holland Tunnel.

As deputy general manager of the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station, a position he accepted in 2011, Ramirez coordinated construction projects such as the rehabilitation of the bridge’s upper level deck, while ensuring limited impact on traffic and operations.

Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting from New Jersey City University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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