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WNYC News

Newark Airtrain, Only 19 Years Old, Is Too Shoddy To Fix

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WNYC
The Port Authority says the monorail will reach the end of its useful life in 2020.

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WNYC News

Bergen County Officials Call for Port Authority Chairman to Resign

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Bergen County Freeholders passed a resolution Tuesday night calling on David Samson to resign as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Fort Lee and the George Washington Bridge are located in Bergen County and the Freeholders are angry about Samson’s possible role in the lane closure scandal.

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Transportation Nation

How Christie's Men Turned the Port Authority into a Political Piggy Bank

Thursday, January 16, 2014

For Governor Chris Christie, having David Wildstein as his director of interstate capital projects meant more than causing traffic jams for uncooperative Democrats in Fort Lee. It meant controlling billions of dollars that could be spent in ways that served Christie's national ambitions.

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Transportation Nation

Christie Sarcastically Denies Involvement in GW Bridge Traffic Controversy

Monday, December 02, 2013

Not only did Christie deny the suggestion that he had anything to do with  the closures — he dismissed the accusation as absurd.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Legislators Rip Port Authority Bosses

Monday, November 25, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey legislators are grilling top officials at the Port Authority about a decision to close local lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in September that backed up traffic for days through Fort Lee.

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Transportation Nation

Port Authority Must Open Its Budget Process: Report

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

UPDATED: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- a bi-state agency that controls the region's airports and Hudson River crossings, not to mention the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site -- needs to overhaul its budgeting process, says a fiscal watchdog group.

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Transportation Nation

NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Could Get Replaced

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

UPDATED 4:15 p.m. The world's busiest bus facility, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC, could face a major overhaul or even a replacement. 

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WNYC News

"Submarine Walls" May Be Added At Trade Center, Post-Sandy

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Port Authority confirms it's considering adding so-called "submarine walls" to the World Trade Center site, as a result of Sandy.

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Features

Both Sides Say Deal is Near on Stalled 9/11 Museum

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Port Authority Chairman Patrick Foye are both saying they're close to an agreement in the dispute that has stalled the construction of the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center site.

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WNYC News

Many Workers at Area Airports Make Below-Poverty Wages: Report

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WNYC

About a quarter of employees who work in area airports — including some who have jobs in security — make wages that are below the poverty line, according to a new study released Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Recommends Foye for Top Port Authority Post

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Pat Foye, his deputy secretary for economic development, to be the next executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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WNYC News

Port Authority Chief Lays Out His Vision for Brooklyn Waterfront

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is stepping down at the end of the month. But, before he leaves his post, he had some final policy recommendations for the Brooklyn Waterfront and Governor’s Island.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Port Authority Proposing Fare Increases

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, discusses the proposed steep fare and toll increases by The Port Authority of NY and NJ and metro-area politician’s responses. 

Drivers, how would a hike to $15 affect your driving habits? Let us know!

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WNYC News

Retail Operator Announced for World Trade Center Site

Friday, July 29, 2011

WNYC

The world's largest mall operator is signing a deal with the Port Authority to manage retail at the World Trade Center site.

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WQXR News

Port Authority Tentatively Agrees to $47.5 Million 9/11 Settlement

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Port Authority, the owner of the World Trade Center property, has tentatively agreed to pay $47.5 million to settle lawsuits by more than 9,000 people exposed to toxic dust during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

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