Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Brooklyn waterfront

Port Authority officials recently joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials to announce an action aimed at revitalizing the Brooklyn waterfront. On June 29, 2015, officials celebrated commencement of a new container-on-barge service between the Port Authority’s Port Newark Container Terminal and the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn, which should be operational before the end of the summer. This initiative takes places under the auspices of the U.S.  Maritime Administration’s “America’s Marine Highway Program”, a federal initiative to integrate the nation’s 29,000 nautical miles of navigable waterways into the overall U.S. transportation network. Ultimately, container-on-barge service contributes to tangibleRead More →

GWB Traffic Signals

At their meeting on June 25, 2015, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a $65.1 million project to overhaul signage for the George Washington Bridge. The action entails upgrading and replacing the current Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) with variable message signs, vehicle detectors, traffic cameras, travel time readers, and a weather information station that connects to the TRANSCOM network. TRANSCOM is a consortium that operates a regional traffic management system and provides information to all member agencies for radio reports, highway signs, traffic apps, and other methods of dissemination. Prior to this action, the Board of Commissioners approved the replacement of 15 obsolete variableRead More →

George Washington Bridge Upper Level Structural Steel

On June 17, 2015, the Port Authority announced the completion of an $82 million state-of-good-repair project to replace the steel deck panels on the George Washington Bridge’s upper level. Initiated in 2012, this effort required nightly closings for three of the four upper-level lanes on either the westbound or the eastbound sides of the bridge. Those lane closings are now over. The project involved replacing 362, 6-foot steel panels on the upper-level deck as well as support structure on the bridge. Estimates say this work should extend the life of the roadway deck by 15 to 20 years. Deck components the project replaced were installedRead More →

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Effective July 27, 2015, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will welcome a new Director of Port Commerce. Molly Campbell was selected through a competitive nationwide search. Ms. Campbell brings over 15 years of leadership in the maritime industry to her new post, with expertise in global logistics, maritime enterprise business strategy, and financial management. Her record of positions and responsibilities illustrates a strong and ever-increasing commitment to public service. After serving seven years as Chief Financial Officer for the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), Ms. Campbell was promoted to Deputy Executive Director in January 2007. In the latter position, she wasRead More →

Rick Larrabee

Rick Larrabee came to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey following a storied career in the U.S. Coast Guard. His experience as a Rear Admiral surely informed his style of leadership. Over the past 15 years, with consummate vision and integrity, Rick successfully steered the Port of New York and New Jersey into the 21st century. His proactive approach to environmental stewardship, asset management, infrastructure modernization, and collaboration with industry partners have set a new standard for public service. Among Rick’s recent accomplishments, the Port Authority’s Port Commerce Department helped establish the Council on Port Performance. This forward-thinking body brings together theRead More →