Port Authority Studies & Reports

The Port Authority conducts and makes public a wide variety of studies and reports on issues that affect the region.

Current Studies

LGA CTB Redevelopment Program

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has issued a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Department of Transportation Section 4(f) Evaluation, in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration policies and procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for the Central Terminal Building (CTB) Redevelopment Program at LaGuardia Airport.   The Draft EA document responds to all of the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for preparation of an EA under NEPA, and also documents compliance with Federal Executive Order 11988: Floodplain Management; Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f).  The Program will include the demolition of the existing CTB and associated infrastructure and the construction of a new 1.3-million-square-foot, 35-gate terminal building; a new aeronautical ramp; frontage roads that will serve the new terminal; a new central heating and refrigeration plant; and a parking garage replacement. These project elements will be constructed, operated, maintained and partially financed by a private developer that will be selected by the Port Authority via its procurement process.  In addition, the developer will design and construct new airport roadway systems, and utilities in the Central Terminal Area.  The Port Authority is accepting comments on this Draft EA document until the official comment period closes on May 23, 2014.  Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on May 23, 2014, in order to be considered. Comments may be emailed to LGACTBEA@panynj.gov with the subject heading "LGA CTB EA COMMENT."

John F. Kennedy International Airport
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Runway 4L/22R Improvements Project at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York. On March 10, 2014, the FAA issued its determination on the EA in the form of a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD).  Final EA and FONSI/ROD documents are available through the link above. 

LaGuardia Airport
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and the FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Runway Safety Area Enhancements Project at LaGuardia Airport.

Newark Liberty International Airport
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, has completed a Final Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA) and the FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Aviation Fuel System Modification, Phase I at Newark Liberty International Airport.

JFK Air Cargo Study
As the second largest employer in Queens, employing 58,000 people and contributing $3.5 billion in wages annually, John F. Kennedy International Airport is a key factor in the economic growth of New York City. Along with its surrounding communities, it represents the seventh largest cargo airport in the country, having shipped and received over 1.3 million tons of cargo in 2012. Over 15,000 people at JFK work directly in air cargo related jobs. Regionally, the air cargo industry supports over 50,000 jobs, $3.5 billion in wages and $10 billion in economic activity.

These factors demonstrate the significant impact the JFK air cargo community has had in Queens and its neighboring boroughs. NYCEDC partnered with the Port Authority to study the air cargo industry and plan for its future at JFK. The JFK Air Cargo Study aimed to address cargo and logistics business needs and concerns related to facilities, infrastructure, access, and business development. The study produced an action plan designed to ensure that future development accommodates growth in cargo tonnage.

Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance
Along with the Army Corps of Engineers, we're looking to find the best, most cost-effective solution to address the Bayonne Bridge's clearance problem.

Goethals Bridge
As part of the Port Authority's efforts to build a new Goethals Bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed project.

The Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port/Maritime Industry

Cross Harbor Freight Project
As part of the Port Authority Regional Goods Movement Improvement Program, this project conducts an Environmental Impact Statement for the Cross Harbor Freight Movement Project (CHFMP) and is authorized to spend $100 in federal funds that have been earmarked for the PA's use for CHFMP-related freight studies or investments.

Lower Manhattan-Jamaica-JFK Transit Link Alternative Analysis
Estimates ridership level attributable to the Lower Manhattan-JFK one-seat-ride service, including draft analysis that includes capital and operating cost estimates and ridership projections.

Regional Goods Movement Plan
Seeks to develop a comprehensive long-term regional goods movement plan for the New York/New Jersey region that establishes a framework and action plan for the identification and prioritization of freight strategies and projects within a 30-year planning horizon.

Regional Passenger Ferry Study
This study will identify how regional passenger ferry service is currently funded, what role ferry transportation plays in the regional transportation network, the public and private sector roles in ferry transportation, and what funding and financing options are available for ferries.

West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study (WHRTAS)
The MTA Metro-North Railroad (Metro-North) in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) and in cooperation with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) has initiated a planning study to identify and assess transit solutions to improve mobility and accessibility in the West of Hudson region and to Stewart International Airport from the surrounding regions, Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.

Past Studies & Reports

Lincoln Tunnel HOT Lane Feasibility Study
A long-term planning exercise to evaluate alternative concepts for improved bus reliability and capacity into New York City's midtown area and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The Economic Impact of World Trade Center Redevelopment, March 2009
Estimates the direct and indirect jobs, wages and total economic activity that will be generated by the construction and development of the World Trade Center.

Regional Economy Report, August 2008
Provides an overview of the regional economy, including employment analysis, consumer markets, construction and real estate markets, and facility-specific demand forecasts.

The Economic Impact of the Aviation Industry on the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Region, October 2005
Analyzes the economic impact of air cargo and passenger flow to the New York/ New Jersey economy.

The Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port Industry, 2008
Discusses the economic effects of marine cargo flows on the region.



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