Press Releases

AT AIRPORTS, BUS TERMINALS, AND ON PATH, PORT AUTHORITY INCREASES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

On March 04, 2020

Agency to Enhance Cleanings of Surfaces and Restrooms for Passengers at its Facilities Across the Region;
Airports, PATH System, Bus Terminal, Bus Station, and Oculus Will See Intensified Sanitization with EPA-Approved Disinfectants;
Port Authority Has Been Collaborating with CDC, CBP & State Health Departments Since January

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced enhanced facility-wide cleaning and sanitizing protocols being implemented in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Port Authority will increase cleanings of restrooms and surfaces frequently touched by passengers at the region’s airports, at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, at the Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and in the PATH train system. All areas will be disinfected on a regular basis using EPA-approved and CDC-endorsed disinfectants. The Port Authority continues to consult with New York State Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“Safety and security are the top priority for the Port Authority as we work every day to keep the region moving,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “In consultation with federal and state health authorities the Port Authority is instituting an enhanced cleaning schedule effective immediately.”

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MAJOR TERMINAL 4 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, ADVANCING THE TRANSFORMATION OF JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

On February 11, 2020

State-Of-The-Art Expansion Will Unify Delta Operations, Adding 16 New Gates and Expanded Check-In and Arrivals Areas
Renovation of Existing Terminal to Include New World-Class Retail and Food Options, Best-in-Class Technology, Upgraded Ticketing and Gate Areas, New Self-Service Bag Check, and Other Passenger Experience Enhancements
Redesigned Departures and Arrivals Road Frontage Will Dramatically Improve Vehicle Access
Allows for Demolition of Terminal 2, Further Advancing Governor Cuomo’s Vision For a World-Class, 21stCentury JFK Airport

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached agreement on key terms with Delta Air Lines and JFK International Air Terminal, the operator of Terminal 4, to dramatically expand Terminal 4 and consolidate Delta operations there, a key step in the transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport into a 21st century global gateway.

Subject to Board approval this week, the Port Authority will finalize and enter into a lease amendment with JFK International Air Terminal for an expansion and renovation of the Terminal 4 arrivals and departures hall, a major concourse expansion to add 16 new gates, the renovation of existing concourses, and roadway upgrades to improve access for vehicles. The expansion at Terminal 4 is expected to be complete with Delta consolidating its operations in early 2023. The roadway improvements will be completed in late 2025 with the other JFK Airport redevelopment projects.

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PORT AUTHORITY BOARD AUTHORIZES PROPOSED LEASE FOR THE NEW TERMINAL ONE AS PART OF THE $13 BILLION TRANSFORMATION OF JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

On November 21, 2019

Agreement Paves the Way for Groundbreaking in 2020 on New Major International Terminal
Further Advances Governor Cuomo’s Vision For a World-Class, 21st Century JFK Airport
Announcement Follows The New Terminal One Commitment to Set 50% Target for Concessions in New Terminal Involving New York and Queens Local Businesses

Today the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved a proposed lease for The New Terminal One on the south side of John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The Port Authority will enter into the lease agreement for The New Terminal One with a consortium of airlines – Lufthansa, Air France, Japan Airlines and Korean Air Lines – and development and financial partners -The Carlyle Group, JLC Infrastructure and the Union Labor Life Insurance Company (Ullico) – for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new, sustainably designed and future-focused state-of-the-art terminal as part of the JFK Redevelopment project.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES INITIAL JOBS AND HIRING INITIATIVES AS PART OF JFK AIRPORT REDEVELOPMENT

On October 15, 2019

First of Series of Programs the JFK Redevelopment Advisory Council is Expected to Develop to Educate, Train, and Connect Local Jobseekers with Airport Employers and to Generate Business Opportunities for Local Businesses
Under Advisory Council’s Guidance, Four New Programs Will Benefit Jobseekers, Business Owners, and Youth in Local Community
Initiative to Match Both Construction and Airport Operations Jobs With Local Queens Residents
New Second Chance Program Will Ensure Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Queens Residents
50% of Food and Beverage Concessions Reserved for Local Business at New Terminal One
New Program Brings Science and Technology to Life through Aviation Focus for Queens Students Grades 1-12

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first of a series of initiatives targeting job opportunities, business opportunities, and training and education initiatives to benefit the local communities around JFK Airport as part of the $13 billion airport redevelopment program. The initiatives – the first of many under consideration as part of the airport’s redevelopment – were developed by the JFK Advisory Council and cover three of the Council’s main areas of focus: jobs in construction and airport operations for local residents in Southeast Queens, business opportunities for local businesses in Queens, and job training programs and educational opportunities for the community.

“As we move forward with the modernization of JFK Airport, we want to ensure that the historic transformation of the airport will also lift up the surrounding Queens communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “These initiatives will support businesses and help the local community find new jobs, providing an additional regional economic boost as we enter the next phase of the airport redevelopment.”

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ADVANCES JFK REDEVELOPMENT WITH SEARCH FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PARTNER

On August 27, 2019

RFP Released by Port Authority Solicits Construction Management Firm to Provide Oversight during the JFK Airport Redevelopment
Construction of a New JFK Scheduled to Begin in 2020; First New Facilities Scheduled to Open in 2023

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a request for proposals to solicit bids to provide expert professional construction management for the John F. Kennedy International Airport Redevelopment Program on an “as-needed” basis. The RFP, released today by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, aims to secure a qualified firm to assist in the oversight of the performance of all contractors for the entire JFK Redevelopment Program. The selected firm also will provide construction management and coordination services with other ongoing construction projects related to the JFK Redevelopment Program.

“As we continue to advance the transformation of JFK Airport into a modern, world-class transit hub, we want to ensure that we have a proven partner on our side to help oversee and assess the progress we are making,” Governor Cuomo said. “JFK is the international entry into New York State, and to enhance this major infrastructural undertaking, we are looking for management firms capable of executing the vision we have laid out.”

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PORT AUTHORITY SOLICITS INPUT AND IDEAS FOR JFK CENTRAL HUB FROM WORLD-CLASS DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS

On July 16, 2019

Vibrant Mixed-Use Urban Greenspace at Redeveloped JFK Would Serve Travelers and Airport Employees Alike
First Step In Development Process – Future RFP To Be Informed By Responses
Further Advances Governor’s $13 Billion Transformation of JFK into a Modern, Unified Airport
RFI Can Be Found Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is issuing a Request for Information for the design and development of JFK Central, an approximately 14-acre, mixed-use space at the epicenter of the redeveloped John F. Kennedy International Airport. This new site offers a blank canvas to create a centrally-located commercial and recreational public space to serve today’s travelers and employees, and capitalizes on the broader transformation of JFK currently underway.

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PORT AUTHORITY BEGINS $355 MILLION RECONSTRUCTION OF RUNWAY AT JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

On April 03, 2019

The project will include expanding the 13L-31R runway and associated taxiways, to improve safety and increase peak period capacity. Use of concrete in construction will extend the runway’s useful life to 40 years, rather than 8-12 years with asphalt.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $13 BILLION PLAN TO TRANSFORM JFK INTO A WORLD-CLASS 21ST CENTURY AIRPORT

On October 04, 2018

Two New Major International Terminals Will Add 4 Million Square Feet to Airport’s North and South Sides, Increasing Airport’s Capacity by at Least 15 Million Passengers Annually and Transforming Traveler Experience from Curb to Gate
Historic Investment Advances Governor’s JFK Vision Plan for a Unified, Modern Airport with World-Class Passenger Amenities, Expanded Taxiway and Gate Capacity, State-of-the-Art Security, Streamlined Roadway Access and Centralized Ground Transportation Options – See Renderings Here
First New Gates Will Go Live in 2023 with Project Completion in 2025; 90 Percent of $13 Billion Plan Represents Private Investment
Includes 30 Percent MWBE Goal for Contracts and Financing Interests; Extensive Community Opportunities to be Created, Including Local Office to Assist with Contracting and Job Placement to Open in Jamaica this Fall

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an historic $13 billion plan to transform John F. Kennedy International Airport into a modern 21st century airport anchored by two new world-class international terminal complexes on the airport’s north and south sides. This record investment — including $12 billion in private funding — advances the Governor’s vision for a unified and interconnected airport system with best-in-class passenger amenities, centralized ground transportation options and vastly improved roadways that collectively will increase the airport’s capacity by at least 15 million passengers a year.

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PORT AUTHORITY AIRPORTS SET RECORD WITH 66.5 MILLION PASSENGERS IN FIRST HALF OF 2018

On August 8, 2018

John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports all set individual first half of year records, as they push ahead of pace of 2017 record year
New York Stewart International Airport saw a 108 percent increase in passenger traffic during first six months of 2018, compared with same period in 2017

The Port Authority’s commercial airports set a record with 66.5 million passengers in the first half of 2018, an increase of 4.3 percent over the first six months of 2017.

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PORT AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES LARGEST EVER $32.2 BILLION 10-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN

On February 16, 2017

Plan reflects agency’s return to its core transportation mission; Leverages private sector dollars to help rebuild region’s aging infrastructure; Creates 235,400 job years and $56 billion in overall economic activity

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the agency’s largest ever $32.2 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan, which reflects the agency’s continuing return to its core transportation mission and is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in overall economic activity for the region.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO PRESENTS 2ND PROPOSAL OF 2017 STATE OF THE STATE: TRANSFORMING JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

On January 04, 2017

Governor Cuomo Presents Vision Plan to Transform JFK Airport to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Economy
Calls to Continue the Success of LaGuardia Redevelopment by Driving $7 Billion in Private Sector Investment to JFK
New York State DOT Projects to Improve Roadway Access to Airport on Van Wyck Expressway and at Kew Gardens Interchange
Unveils Design Competition for 20 Crossings Over Van Wyck Leading From JFK into New York to Welcome Travelers to the Region
Renderings of the New JFK Available Here and Video Overview of New York State Infrastructure Projects Available Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century and worthy of the State of New York. Based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Airport Advisory Panel, the vision plan lays out a comprehensive, airport-wide framework to create a unified, world-class airport.

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