During its meeting this morning, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took action on seven items.
In addition to votes to elect a new executive director and purchase the lease for Stewart Airport, the following actions were taken:
- Authorized 1 World Trade Center LLC, a wholly owned Port Authority entity, to enter into an agreement with Tishman Construction Corporation for construction management services for the Freedom Tower in the estimated amount of $26.5 million, as well as other related items. In addition, an estimated amount of $170 million in general conditions work will be managed by Tishman.
- Authorized the Executive Director to spend $35 million in 2007 for soundproofing work at 10 schools in New York and New Jersey. The federal Airport Improvement Program provides reimbursement of up to 80 percent of the cost for work associated with John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports, and up to 95 percent of the cost for work associated with Teterboro Airport.
- Authorized the Executive Director to enter into an agreement with the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice to extend the Port Authority’s participation in the Newark/Essex County Construction Careers Program for a three-year period. The Port Authority will contribute up to $100,000 per year in connection with the program.
- Authorized the Executive Director to enter into an agreement to extend the Port Authority’s participation in the Construction Skills 2000 program with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Building Trades Employers Association of New York City, the New York City Department of Education and Construction Skills 2000, a non-profit corporation, to partner in a school-to-work initiative. The Port Authority will contribute up to $100,000 per year over a three-year period.
- Authorized the Executive Director to approve an amendment to the E-ZPass Interagency Operating Agreement that will allow private toll facility operators to join the group as private companies. Currently, all member agencies are public entities.