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New York Ponies Up For New Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal

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New York NY, Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced a new agreement to support the $10 billion replacement and expansion of the 73-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Recognizing the importance and catalytic potential of the project, the city has committed 40 years of tax revenue — expected to help the Port Authority raise an estimated total of up to $2 billion, 20 percent of the project cost — from three potential new commercial developments on three sites, two of which will be positioned atop the new bus terminal and the third to be built at a nearby site owned by the Port Authority and private owners, subject to market demand. This deal brings the vision of a reimagined bus terminal one step closer to reality.

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Newark Liberty International Airport’s New Terminal A Now fully Operational

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Newark NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport is now fully operational with the opening of the final five gates of the terminal alongside additional retail and dining outlets and the transfer of Delta Air Lines operations and Sky Club lounge from Terminal B.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Leave Extra Travel Time During the five-day July Fourth Holiday Travel Period

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey strongly encourages travelers by air, rail and road to allot additional travel time during the five-day July Fourth holiday travel period, when more than 5.3 million passengers are expected to use its facilities.

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Port Authority Police to Conduct DWI Checkpoints at George Washington Bridge This Weekend

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Fort Lee NJ, as part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s commitment to ensuring the safety of the traveling public, the Port Authority Police Department will conduct Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoints at the George Washington Bridge from approximately 10 p.m. Friday, June 16, to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 17.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Plans Replacement of the AirTrain Newark System

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Newark NJ, as part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s ongoing commitment to modernizing Newark Liberty International Airport, the agency issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) today for the replacement of the AirTrain Newark system with a new 2.5-mile elevated guideway train system.

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Nearly 5 Million Travelers Expected to Use Port Authority Airports and Bridges and Tunnels During Thanksgiving Holiday

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that nearly 5 million air passengers and vehicles are expected to use its airports and vehicular crossings from Wednesday, November 24, through Sunday, November 28.

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PORT AUTHORITY UNVEILS PLAN FOR 42nd STREET BUS TERMINAL REPLACEMENT

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New York NY, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today unveiled a new plan for the proposed Midtown Bus Terminal project which will completely reimagine the world’s busiest bus terminal and its connection to the Lincoln Tunnel. The new plan laid out in the Port Authority’s final scoping document released today provides for a nearly 40 percent increase in transit rider capacity while responding to the needs of the local community. The new terminal will be designed to serve 100 percent electric bus fleets and will feature cutting-edge technology to manage and speed bus movements in the terminal – using both autonomous vehicle technology and AI-aided traffic management. The release of the Port Authority’s final scoping document describing the new plan based on an extensive public consultation sets the stage for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to begin the federal environmental review process consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FTA regulations.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Moves Forward on New State-of-the-art Flagship Terminal at Newark Airport

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Newark NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled new features of the flagship new terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport which incorporate best-in-class arrivals frontage design. This new design creates four distinct areas for taxis, app-based ride-share vehicles, buses, and private passenger vehicles to reduce traffic congestion, ease passenger loading, and dramatically enhance the customer experience. In addition, the new terminal design incorporates state-of-the-art technology and safety features in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The one million square foot new terminal will open, as planned, in late 2022 with cutting edge design changes built into the structure.

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PORT AUTHORITY REPORTS DRAMATIC DECLINE IN VOLUMES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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In Third Quarter, Passenger Volumes Down 84 Percent at JFK, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia Airports from 2019 

Third Quarter PATH Ridership Down 81 Percent from 2019; in Third Quarter, Bridges and Tunnels Traffic Decreased 14 Percent from Third Quarter 2019

Weekly Volumes for October 2020 Show Declines Continue into Fourth Quarter

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PORT AUTHORITY TO START IMPOSING FINES FOR FAILURE TO WEAR MASK OR FACE COVERING AT AGENCY FACILITIES

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New York NY, travelers Who Fail to Wear a Mask or Face Covering Subject to Recommended $50 Fine Starting Monday, November 2

Face Coverings Are Required at Port Authority Facilities – Including Airport Terminals, PATH Stations and Trains, AirTrain Stations and Trains, Midtown Bus Terminal, GWB Bus Station and Oculus – to Help Protect Fellow Passengers and Employees from the Spread of COVID-19

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Posts Single Worst Quarter on Record

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Fort Lee NJ, Today the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released its six-month financial results which revealed an approximately $777 million decline in revenues through June 30, 2020 as compared to the agency’s budget, with additional losses against 2020 Budget expected through the balance of the year. Since the full force of the Covid-19 crisis started in March, the agency’s revenue loss has averaged $240 million per month as compared to budget. Based on these results, together with the forward-looking forecasts, the Port Authority continues to project a $3 billion loss in revenues for the 24-month period ending March 2022.

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NJ Governor Plans to Vote to Reinstate the Carpool Discount at Hudson River Crossings by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy released in a statement that he intends to vote to reinstate carpool lanes at the Hudson crossings,Murphy said , “Moving goods and people across the Hudson is existential for our region. Doing this effectively, while reducing traffic and harmful emissions, is a win for both our commuters and our region’s health, while extending the life of our infrastructure. I previously urged the Port Authority to rethink eliminating the carpool discount, and to incent commuters to drive together and reduce the number of cars on the road.

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Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal Prime beneficiary of European Trade concessions with the Trump Administration

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Newark NJ, after immense pressure by the Trump administration ,the European Union says that it has agreed to a series of concessions that would avoid a costly trade war with the US. The EU has agreed to:

• Increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from the United States;
• Lower tariffs;
• Align regulatory standards on medical products;
• Import more US soy beans.

The European Union delegation, led by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his top trade officials, met with President Donald Trump in a bid to level the field on trade. The official said the EU has agreed to work with the Trump administration to lower tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic .The delegations are still fine tuning language in a common statement on car tariffs. There will be no further tariffs as the details are worked out.

Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal in New Jersey could be the prime beneficiary or any trade agreement lowering tariffs and promoting trade .The Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal, a major component of the Port of New York and New Jersey and perhaps the most successful component . Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal is the principal container ship facility for goods entering and leaving New York metropolitan area and the northeastern quadrant of North America and is one of the few areas of job creation success in New Jersey .

The port is located on Newark Bay, the facility is run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Its two components—Port Newark and the Elizabeth Marine Terminal (sometimes called “Port Newark” and “Port Elizabeth”)—sit side by side within the cities of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike and Newark Airport

As of 2004,Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal was the largest container port in the eastern United States and the third-largest in the country.Since 1998, the port has seen a 65% increase in traffic. In 2003, the port moved over $100 billion in goods. In 2006, it handled more than 20% of all US imports from Germany a major European trading partner .

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Ex-N.J. treasurer: How to make the Port Authority efficient as it turns 100

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Memo to Govs. Cuomo and Christie: Wouldn’t a stronger and more focused, efficient, and accountable Port Authority of New York and New Jersey be a great 100th birthday present for our region? 
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By Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff

In 2021, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be 100 years old. How shall we celebrate?

It’s been a busy couple of years for Port Authority watchers.  As if the fundamentally bizarre Bridgegate mess, an old-school bribery scandal involving a former Port Authority chairman and United Airlines, and recent back-to-the-future revelations that almost 40 Port Authority police officers may have systematically neglected their duties weren’t enough to feed the tabloid maw, recent months have seen a notable escalation of bitter power struggles between New York and New Jersey over the Port Authority’s $32 billion capital plan and long-overdue legislation to revamp the bistate authority’s awkward governance structure.

Inevitably, like sharks drawn by the scent of blood in the water, opportunistic politicians and well-meaning advocates have leveraged the current stalemate and confusion to advance a range of ideas for reforming and restructuring the Port Authority.  And why not?  Can you think of a better time to have an open and informed public conversation about the Port Authority?

Let’s begin at the beginning: Should this bistate agency exist?

https://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/03/how_to_make_the_pa_efficient_as_it_turns_100_opinion.html#incart_river_index

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New York-Area Ports Shut Down as Longshoremen Walk Off the Job

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By MARC SANTORAJAN. 29, 2016

Thousands of longshoremen in New York and New Jersey walked off the job on Friday, grinding activity at some of the busiest ports on the East Coast to a halt and threatening to disrupt the delivery of goods across the region.

The walkout surprised many involved in the operation of the ports, according to officials, and the reasons behind the move were not immediately clear.

News of the work stoppage came in an alert issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which acts as a landlord for the ports but does not control daily operations.

“Due to the current work stoppage in the port, no new trucks will be allowed to queue on port roadways,” the alert said. “Do not send trucks to the Port at this time.”

Officials with the New York Shipping Association, which runs the ports, could not immediately be reached for comment.

A spokeswoman for the association who spoke to Bloomberg News said the group was “trying to understand the reason for what appears to be a walkout and will take every measure available to ensure work resumes.”

The International Longshoremen’s Association, the union representing port workers, also could not be reached for comment, but a representative of the union told a local radio station that the dispute centered on hiring practices.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/nyregion/new-york-area-ports-longshoremen.html?_r=0