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Port Authority Soliciting Input on Sustainable Roof Level Plaza for Future Ground Transportation Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport

On February 16, 2022

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) that seeks ideas and proposals for the development of a sustainable roof level plaza as part of a new Ground Transportation Center (GTC) at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

As part of JFK’s planned $18-billion transformation, and reflective of the Port Authority’s commitment to sustainability, a plaza and active green space atop a new four-level parking garage at the heart of the airport’s Central Terminal Area presents a unique opportunity to provide superior amenities.

The new plaza will help advance the Port Authority’s NetZero vision, with the potential new solar canopies and a green roof. A green roof can contribute positively to lowering ambient temperatures — reducing the heat island effect – while absorbing carbon dioxide, saving energy, and reducing wastewater runoff.

Among the other potential amenities under consideration are a grassy meadow, an overlook with views of the airfield and the Manhattan skyline, a walk/run/cycle track that will afford travelers and employees an opportunity for healthful activity, an area to showcase local food trucks, and possibly a small area for performances.

“The Port Authority is committed to sustainability and to our agency-wide NetZero vision as a key element in transforming our airports,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “Creating a sustainable rooftop plaza that also provides amenities for travelers is an important symbol of this vision.”

“Working with our private partners, we are moving forward to give the traveling public and the residents of our region what they have long asked for — a world-class global gateway at JFK, and state-of-the-art airports across our region,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “A public plaza that is green and sustainable at the heart of a transformed JFK shows our commitment to a unique and inspiring airport experience.”

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Groundbreaking in the Port Authority’s JFK Transformation Project

On December 15, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul today celebrated a key milestone in the Port Authority’s transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport with the groundbreaking for a $1.5 billion privately financed expansion and modernization of Terminal 4. Earlier this year, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached a revised agreement with Delta Air Lines and JFK International Air Terminal (JFKIAT), the operator of Terminal 4, to expand the facility and to consolidate Delta operations there.

“Today’s groundbreaking is a huge part in the story of New York’s comeback from the hardship we underwent during the pandemic,” Governor Hochul said. “The economic impact of this transformation will be felt for decades, while solidifying our state’s global leading role in welcoming visitors from abroad and those returning home. I look forward to all this partnership with the Port Authority and Delta will bring to New York.”

A restructured and revised agreement for Terminal 4 was successfully negotiated earlier this year and approved by the Port Authority Board of Commissioners at the April board meeting. Initially authorized by the Port Authority Board in February 2020 prior to the pandemic, the plan was revised due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel. Earlier this year, the Board agreed to enter into a revised lease amendment with JFKIAT and Delta for the expansion and renovation of the Terminal 4 arrivals and departures hall, a major concourse expansion to add 10 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 2023. The expansion and upgrade of Terminal 4 is expected to result in over 1,500 total jobs, including over 1,000 union construction jobs.

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Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Build World-Class $9.5 Billion International Terminal at JFK Airport

On December 13, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reached a revised agreement with The New Terminal One (NTO) – a consortium of financial sponsors – to build a 2.4 million square foot state-of-the-art new international terminal that will anchor the south side of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The $9.5 billion project will be built in phases and will create more than 10,000 jobs, becoming the fourth major terminal project announced by the Port Authority as part of a complete transformation of JFK into a world-class airport worthy of New York and the region. When completed, The New Terminal One will be the largest international terminal at JFK and aspires to be among the top rated airport terminals in the world.

“As we recover from this pandemic, I want to ensure that everyone traveling to New York has a welcoming and streamlined experience, and that New Yorkers have the modernized transportation hubs they deserve,” Governor Hochul said. “The time to get large infrastructure projects done is now, and I’m committed to getting JFK’s brand new Terminal One underway and completed as soon as possible.”

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners will vote on the proposed lease agreement at its meeting this Thursday. The full cost of the terminal will be privately financed by the NTO consortium which includes financial partners Carlyle, JLC Infrastructure, and Ullico. A joint venture of Munich Airport International and CAG Holdings is the operating and technical services partner to the consortium.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PLAN TO BUILD $3.9 BILLION NEW TERMINAL 6 AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO RESUME, MARKING MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN AIRPORT’S TRANSFORMATION

On August 03, 2021

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reached a revised agreement on key terms with JFK Millennium Partners – including JetBlue Airways, the operator of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 5 – to build a state-of-the-art new international Terminal 6 that will anchor the north side of the airport.  The project was initially supposed to break ground in 2020.  The extraordinary level of private investment had been threatened by the impact of the COVID-19 on air travel and future projections for the industry. The restructured deal marks a major step forward in the ambitious plan to transform JFK into a unified 21st century global gateway and is a testament to the partners’ commitment to the future of the airport and New York.

Subject to Board approval this week, the Port Authority will finalize and enter into a lease agreement with JMP for the construction of the $3.9 billion, 1.2 million square foot new terminal. The full $3.9 billion expense of building the terminal will be privately financed by the JFK Millennium Partners consortium. It will be built on the sites of the former Terminal 6, which was demolished in 2011, and the aging Terminal 7, which will be torn down after British Airways relocates to Terminal 8.

“The transformation of JFK Airport into a world-class gateway is another distinct testament to New York’s comeback and to our determination to build back better,” Governor Cuomo said. “This historic private investment will not only fortify New York’s reputation as our nation’s front door to the world, but also sets an example for how this country can tackle bold infrastructure projects that will jumpstart our economy with thousands of good-paying jobs even amid profound challenges like the pandemic.”

The new terminal will connect to Terminal 5 and be equipped with capacity for ten new gates, as well as bright and airy check-in halls and arrival spaces designed to enhance the customer experience. Customers will enjoy more than 100,000 square feet of commercial dining and retail amenities, lounges, and recreational spaces. The new terminal will also incorporate the latest advances in both sustainability and security, infused with the partners’ renowned customer experience, operational excellence, and a uniquely New York sense of place.  Construction of the new terminal is scheduled to begin in mid-2022 and the first new gates are scheduled to open in 2025.

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PORT AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES REVISED JFK TERMINAL 4 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, ADVANCING ADDITIONAL PHASES OF TRANSFORMING JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

On April 22, 2021

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners today approved agreement on key terms with Delta Air Lines and JFK International Air Terminal (JFKIAT), the operator of Terminal 4, to 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.

The now $1.5-billion project, which is being financed by private capital, was initially authorized by the Board in February 2020 as a $3.8-billion expansion and modernization. The revised plan, prompted by the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel, prioritizes components including new gates critical to Delta’s consolidation of its operations at JFK into Terminal 4 and other elements throughout the terminal designed to improve the passenger experience. Further enhancements including additional new gates and seating areas will be deferred to future phases.

Based on today’s Port Authority Board approval as well as approval by Delta Air Lines’ Board of Directors and the Directors of Schiphol USA, the Port Authority will finalize and enter into a lease amendment with JFKIAT for an expansion and renovation of the Terminal 4 arrivals and departures hall and a concourse expansion to add 10 new gates (eight for regional jets and for two narrow-body aircraft). The expansion and renovation at Terminal 4, which is expected to be financed by JFKIAT, will break ground later this year, enabling Delta to consolidate its operations in late 2022, with full project completion in late 2023.

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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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