Date:  Aug 05, 2010

Press Release Number:  53


PORT AUTHORITY BOARD TAKES ACTION ON SEVERAL ITEMS

At its monthly meeting this afternoon, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took the following actions:

  • Authorized $16.37 million for Phases II and III of a project for the installation of backflow prevention devices and new water meters at 54 buildings at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • Reauthorized a project to complete the Terminal B Modernization Program at Newark Liberty International Airport at a total estimated amount of $347.1 million.
  • Reauthorized a project to complete the seismic retrofit of the South Wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal at a total amount of $108 million, the cost of which includes elements of the seismic retrofit program previously completed at the George Washington Bridge.
  • Authorized a $28.2 million project for the upgrade of the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s Building Automated Monitoring and Control System.
  • Authorized a $43 million project for the design and reconstruction of the 45-year-old wharf structure at Berth 6 at Port Newark to ensure a state of good repair.
  • Authorized a $15 million project for the installation of the landside electrical infrastructure needed for cruise ships calling on the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to connect to an electrical grid – known as shore power – while at berth.
  • Authorized a lease supplement with Tyler Distribution Centers Inc., to provide the tenant with the ability to sublease its leasehold at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.
  • Authorized a lease supplement with East Coast Warehouse & Distribution Corp. to provide for the surrender of approximately 5 acres of open area at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.
  • Authorized an option under the PATH Railcar procurement contract with Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., to purchase 10 additional rail cars at a total cost of $15 million.
  • Authorized the Port Authority to file an application, on behalf of LVMHMoet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton Watch and Jewelry U.S.A., with the Foreign Trade Zone Board for the establishment of a subzone of FTZ No. 49 at the company’s distribution facility in Springfield, N.J.
  • Authorized a construction trade contract for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub project for elevators and escalators for the PATH Hall and Transit Hall.
  • Authorized a construction trade contract for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub with R. Baker & Sons All Industrial Services Inc., for East Bathtub wall demolition work to make way for pedestrian corridors that will link the Transit Hall to the MTA’s Fulton Street Station.
  • Authorized a project for the design and construction of the World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center at a total estimated amount of $667 million.
  • Authorized a $252 million project for the design and construction of core and shell and base building fit-out work associated with below-ground infrastructure and parking-related improvements at the World Trade Center site.
  • Authorized an $82.2 million project for the design and construction of the core and shell for World Trade Center Property Management Facilities, as well as $1.4 million in planning to support the further development of these facilities.
  • Reauthorized the One World Trade Center project at a total estimated amount of $3.19 billion.
  • Authorized participation in the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System’s retirement incentive program.

CONTACT:
The 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; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; 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 and is a partner in the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel project.