Date:  Feb 25, 2014

Press Release Number:  48


FOR MEDIA USE: B-ROLL FROM EVENT - PORT AUTHORITY OPENS FIRST NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER PATH PLATFORM

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today opened the first new WTC PATH Station platform to the public, achieving another major milestone in the construction of the new World Trade Center PATH Station.

B-roll footage from the grand opening, including remarks by Steven Plate, Director of World Trade Center Construction and Stephen Kingsberry, Director and General Manager PATH, can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h6vnyu2u48it2ja/WTC%20PATH%20Platform_H264.mov

The fully modernized Platform A features new lighting, speakers, illuminated signs, escalators and elevators. The completed WTC PATH Station will be the center of the new WTC Transportation Hub that will include several similar platforms. The Transportation Hub will continue to open in phases through 2015, providing Lower Manhattan with more modern transit and retail spaces in the near future.

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CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.