Press Release Article


Date: May 23, 2007
Press Release Number: 45-2007

Teterboro Airport Manager Lanny Rider, a 30-year veteran of the Port Authority, will be honored tonight by the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey with its Fred L. Wehran Aviation Achievement Award, presented annually for exceptional achievements and contributions to aviation in New Jersey.

“We’re proud of Lanny and pleased that the Hall of Fame and Museum is recognizing Lanny’s many contributions to the aviation industry, including his extensive work on behalf of the residents and communities near Teterboro Airport,” Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said.

Mr. Rider, a decorated Vietnam veteran who holds a commercial pilot’s license and has logged more than 3,000 hours of flight time, joined the Port Authority in 1977. Prior to becoming Teterboro Airport’s manager in 2001, he managed the Port Authority’s Helicopter and Heliports Division; John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Aeronautical Services Division; and LaGuardia Airport’s Operations, Security and Services Division. He recently helped establish the Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group, an organization of aviation industry professionals who work closely with community leaders near the airport.

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 system; the Port Authority-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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