Press Release Article


Date: May 13, 2005
Press Release Number: 56-2005

An environmental review of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub project has been completed – a key milestone that will allow construction to begin this summer.

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the transportation hub is available today for public inspection online or at selected public libraries in New York and New Jersey. The environmental review also incorporates an evaluation of historic resources at the World Trade Center site.

The project will seamlessly link a Permanent World Trade Center PATH Terminal with New York City subways and Battery Park City ferries, as well as other locations on and adjacent to the World Trade Center site. Groundbreaking for the transportation hub is scheduled for this summer. It will be operational in 2009.

The transportation hub will include the permanent PATH Terminal with a track and platform level, a mezzanine level, and access to streets surrounding the World Trade Center site. It also includes underground pedestrian connections to New York City subway stations on the 1/9, N, R and E lines and the 2, 3, 4, 5, J, M, Z, A and C routes at the Fulton Street Transit Center. World-famous architect Santiago Calatrava developed the station design.

The Federal Transit Administration is the lead federal agency for the environmental review of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

The document can be viewed online at or at the following locations:

• Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne
697 Avenue C, Bayonne

• Harrison Public Library
415 Harrison Avenue, Harrison

• Hoboken Public Library
500 Park Avenue, Hoboken

• Jersey City Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City

• Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

• New York Public Library
33 East Broadway, N.Y.

• New York Public Library
9 Murray Street, N.Y.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit rail system; the Port Authority-Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the New York Container 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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