Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye, the keynote speaker at the first QNS Real Estate Conference on Thursday, sponsored by The Queens Courier, conceded that LaGuardia Airport is in need of a major overhaul — and he pledged that the revamp will get done.
The Port Authority is looking for a better way to move freight through the New York metropolitan area including new proposals to boost rail traffic along a sleepy freight line through western Queens that could leave some homeowners shaking in their beds.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board member Kenneth Lipper’s call for a new bus terminal earlier this year may be too little too late. This comes after a past announcement one year ago in June 2013 that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hire a consultant to conduct […]
Senator Charles Schumer’s seven point plan for reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows chutzpah. Consider these talking points. Schumer calls on the Authority to stop spending money on projects which take away from its basic mission and transportation. Since his election to the Senate in 1998, he has been […]
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports.
Toll hikes go into effect on Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday, a December tradition drivers will have to get used to. E-ZPass users will be paying an additional 75 cents — $8.25 off peak and $10.25 on peak — while cash tolls will rise $1 to $13. All increases will apply to the Lincoln & Holland […]
Cruz Russell is the Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. OSI promotes the advancement of Port Authority initiatives critical to the region’s interest, troubleshoots project implementation and helps develop broad based regional transportation initiatives. Cruz is a veteran senior executive of the Port […]
With the financial crisis on the top of everyone’s mind, the head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that development and progress must continue during these difficult times. “Building in difficult times is one of the things that the Port Authority has done so well,” said Christopher Ward, Executive Director […]
Thousands of Queens schoolchildren will have quieter classrooms as part of the Port Authoritys (PA) $17.9 million program to cut noise levels in 11 local schools that are located in airport flight paths. Three schools are currently being soundproofed in Flushing, another three in the Rockaways, two in Rosedale, along with one each in Jackson […]
Fourteen Queens schools that have long suffered from aircraft noise from nearby airports will receive soundproofing as part of a $44.5 million grant, the Port Authority (PA) Board of Commissioners announced last week. John Bowne High School at 63-25 Main Street in Flushing and Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive. in Rockaway […]
Well over 300,000 youngsters attend Queens schools that lie in the paths of nearly 2,000 planes per day flying to and from the JFK and LaGuardia airports. These trips average over one plane per minute, and more than 750,000 planes a year. Port Authority Chairman Lewis M. Eisenberg said that since 1983, $18.8 million has […]