Date:  Oct 08, 2008

Press Release Number:  115


At its World Trade Center monthly meeting this morning, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized:

  • The acceptance of a construction trade contract awarded by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation to Five Star Electric for the electrical lighting and power distribution system for the World Trade Center Memorial, Memorial Museum and World Trade Center infrastructure projects in the amount of $37.2 million.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777

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, Stewart International 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.