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Port Auth. to Post Inspections for Airports and Facilities

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Port Authority will announce today that it's voluntarily posting information about how well its airports and other facilities fare in building and fire inspections.

Because it's a state agency, the Port Authority is exempt from local building regulations. But in an effort to improve transparency, the New York and New Jersey agency will release information about the inspections on its web site later this winter.

Port Authority spokesman Steve Sigmund says the web site will also include how each facility meets or exceeds local building codes. Executive Director Chris Ward will make the announcement today along with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who's been trying to strengthen oversight of state-owned buildings.

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