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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Driving or taking a train into New York City and to area airports is going to cost more starting in a little over a month, as the authority that operates a large chunk of the city's transportation infrastructure raises fares to fund large-scale repairs and improvements.

NEW YORK (AP) The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized more than $4 billion in rail projects, including a new rail link to LaGuardia Airport that had been a source of contentious debate in recent years. The new train connecting midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia and a replacement for Newark Liberty International Airport's monorail will cost about $2 billion each.

NEW YORK (AP) A rail line that will let train passengers travel between midtown Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport will be started with the signature of legislation by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “How can you not have a rail train to the city from a New York airport? I mean, it's just incomprehensible, right?,” the Democrat said June 25 before signing the AirTrain construction bill into law after detailing the plans during an event at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.

Trustees of the Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) on May 18 commended the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for agreeing to fund $12.5 million of work with Amtrak to relocate utilities from the path of Section 3 of the Hudson Yards Concrete Casing project.

The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and Global Container Terminals (GCT) are one year into the construction of a ship-to-rail port facility adjacent to the recently expanded GCT Bayonne container terminal. The ExpressRail Port Jersey facility, or Greenville Yard, is a $150 million project that will employ 75 contractors over the course of construction as it aims for a mid-2018 completion.

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a major rehabilitation and resiliency project for the Holland Tunnel to repair and restore critical mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems caused by Superstorm Sandy, and to install protective measures to mitigate future flooding in the facility.

Plans for a new Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport advanced with the Port Authority's Board of Commissioner's approval of Tutor Perini/Parsons, a fully integrated joint venture between Tutor Perini Corporation and Parsons Transportation Group Inc., for the design and construction of the new 21st century facility, which will provide passengers with a world-class customer experience, create jobs and boost the region's economy.

The Port Authority announced that it has awarded an agreement to a consultant for the second phase of an environmental review for the Cross Harbor Freight Movement Program. The review, expected to take up to three years, will perform a more detailed analysis of the environmental effects and potential mitigation measures for two preferred alternatives identified in the prior Tier 1 study to move freight across New York Harbor.

The Federal Transit Administration formally adopted an environmental impact statement for the Portal Bridge project to replace a century-old railroad swing bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey, a key step toward funding the work that is part of a broader program to improve rail capacity in the Northeast.

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized more than $77 million in flood protection and resiliency projects at major Port Authority assets throughout the region that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The projects include planning for permanent flood mitigation repairs to the Holland Tunnel, and project authorization for work at John F.

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners 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.