Press Release Article


Date: Aug 07, 2003
Press Release Number: 104-2003

Paul Pittari, a longtime Port Authority employee with an extensive engineering background, has been named Physical Plant Manager of the Staten Island Bridges.

A resident of Clark, N.J., Mr. Pittari began his career at the Port Authority as a structural engineer in 1990, performing engineering design and analysis for projects including the AirTrain Newark and roadway reconfiguration at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In his new position, Mr. Pittari is responsible for the overall maintenance of the three Staten Island bridges: the Goethals and Bayonne bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing. He oversees the management and implementation of all aspects of the bridges’ maintenance and structural integrity, as well as the facilities’ environmental programs. Additionally, he manages a 40-person staff consisting of maintenance, support and administrative personnel.

\"I look forward to working hands-on at the three bridges that connect New York and New Jersey,\" Mr. Pittari said. \"I anticipate many challenges in my new role and am particularly interested in exploring ways to further advance the high level of customer service that we currently provide at the Staten Island bridges.\"

Between 2000 and 2003, Mr. Pittari served in the Construction Management Division at Newark Liberty International Airport, where he managed projects for the roadway reconfiguration in the Central Terminal Area and North Area of the airport, major drainage improvements, Terminal C renovations and airfield projects.

Mr. Pittari also has worked in the Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals Department as a project manager handling the management and implementation of capital and major works projects for the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station.

Mr. Pittari also served as a construction manager with Torcon, Inc., from 1996 to 2000. While in the private sector, he managed projects throughout New York and New Jersey. His work included projects with clients such as Schering-Plough, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Mr. Pittari holds bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from Manhattan College. He is a licensed professional engineer in both New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Pittari is a former resident of Middle Village, N.Y. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.

A photo of Mr. Pittari is available upon request. Please contact Port Authority Public Affairs at 212 435-7777.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

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