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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RICK COTTON AND FORMER U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY RAY LAHOOD TO PROVIDE UPDATES ON ACTIONS BEING TAKEN AT JFK AIRPORT

Date: Jan 18, 2018
Press Release Number: 16-2018

Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton and Aviation Director Huntley Lawrence will join former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a media availability on Thursday, January 18 at 1:45 p.m. at 4 World Trade Center, Conference Room 2 on the 23th Floor.

Executive Director Cotton and Aviation Director Lawrence will discuss immediate interim actions being taken at JFK Airport in the wake of the events stemming from the winter storm of January 4. Secretary LaHood will discuss the start of the independent investigation the Port Authority has asked him to conduct to determine what went wrong and make recommendations to prevent their recurrence.

Media should arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. to ensure they can pass through security at the lobby in time for the availability. Please RSVP to Media Relations at (212) 435-7777 or email acalmi@panynj.gov. A Port Authority Media Relations representative will be in the lobby of the building to meet those attending and facilitate entry to the elevators.

For directions: https://goo.gl/maps/zt44BvKrSS42

For those unable to attend, the availability will be livestreamed on the Port Authority’s Facebook Page and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/panynj/videos/

Contact:
The 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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center 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.


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