Port Authority Studies & Reports

The Port Authority conducts and makes public a wide variety of studies and reports on issues that affect the region.

 

CURRENT STUDIES

North Cargo Redevelopment Draft Environmental Assessment

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), notice is hereby given that copies of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed North Cargo Redevelopment project at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) are available for public review and comment. The proposed project includes the construction of two cargo processing facilities and improvements to taxiways CA and CB. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (Port Authority) is inviting the public to submit, in writing, comments on the Draft EA prepared for the North Cargo Redevelopment project. The Port Authority is accepting comments on this Draft EA document until the official comment period closes on Friday, November 30, 2018. Comments must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 30, 2018, in order to be considered. Written comments on the Draft EA can be sent directly to Kathryn Lamond of the Port Authority, 4 World Trade Center, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Additionally, comments may be emailed to JFKEA@panynj.gov with the subject heading “JFK North Cargo.”


Reconstruction of Runway 13L-31R and Associated Taxiways Project Draft Environmental Assessment

Reconstruction of Runway 13L-31R and Associated Taxiways Project Draft Environmental Assessment Appendices

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the proposed Reconstruction of Runway 13L-31R and Associated Taxiways project at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The Proposed Project includes the reconstruction of Runway 13L-31R in concrete, the construction of a new high speed taxiway, and the realignment of Taxiways U and V. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (Port Authority) is inviting the public to submit, in writing, comments on the Draft EA prepared for the Reconstruction of Runway 13L-31R and Associated Taxiways project. The Port Authority is accepting comments on this Draft EA until the official comment period closes on Monday October 29th at 5pm. All comments on this Draft EA should be sent to: The Port Authority of NY & NJ, 4 World Trade Center/150 Greenwich Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Attn: Kathryn Lamond. Comments may also be emailed to JFKEA@PANYNJ.GOV with the subject heading “JFK Runway 13L-31R.” Additional information regarding this project, an opportunity to ask questions about the project, and an opportunity to provide written comments will be available through three Information Sessions. The details of the dates, times, and locations are listed below.

Date:
Time:
Location:

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Queens Library at Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
Phone: (718) 634-1110


Date:
Time:
Location:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Crowne Plaza
138-10 135th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11436
Phone: (718) 530-1160


Date:
Time:
Location:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 572-4111



Final Environmental Assessment for the Aircraft Fuel Tank Installation at John F. Kennedy International Airport

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, an Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for the Aircraft Fuel Tank Installation Project at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The proposed project includes the installation of two 81,240 barrel tanks for the storage of jet fuel. On April 5, 2018, the FAA issued its determination on the EA in the form of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The Final EA and FONSI are available using the link above.


Replacement of Taxiway B with New Taxiway V

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Replacement of Taxiway B with New Taxiway V at Teterboro Airport, inclusive of the March 2018 Federal Aviation Administration Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), is available for public review. This project includes the removal of a portion of Taxiway B and the construction of a new Taxiway V.  The purpose and need of the project is to reduce runway incursions caused by the Taxiway B hot spot, HS-1.


Newark Airport Terminal A Redevelopment Program

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1F and 5050.4B, has completed a Technical Report examining potential environmental impacts of the Tenant Relocation Projects in the context of the Federal Aviation Administration’s May, 2017 Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Port Authority’s Terminal A Redevelopment Program project at EWR. On December 4, 2017, the FAA issued its updated determination in the form of a Written Re-Evaluation/Record of Decision. The Written Re-Evaluation/Record of Decision and Technical Report documents are available through the link above. 


Environmental Assessment for the East Side Reconfiguration at La Guardia Airport

East Side Reconfiguration at LaGuardia Airport Final Environmental
Assessment

East Side Reconfiguration at LaGuardia Airport Final Environmental
Assessment Appendices

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the East Side Reconfiguration at LaGuardia Airport. The project includes the replacement of the existing Terminals C and D with a new terminal and the construction of associated airside and landside improvements. On July 20, 2017 the FAA issued its determination on the EA in the form of a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD). The Final EA and FONSI/ROD are available using the links above.


Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for the Newark Terminal A Redevelopment Program

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Terminal A Redevelopment Program at Newark Liberty International Airport inclusive of the May 2017 Federal Aviation Administration Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD), is available for public review. The project includes the replacement of the existing Terminal A with a new terminal and the construction of associated airside and landside improvements.


Final Environmental Assessment for the JFK Reconfiguration of
Taxiways F and H

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Reconfiguration of Taxiways F and H at John F. Kennedy International Airport inclusive of the February 2017 Federal Aviation Administration Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD), is available for public review. The project includes removal of portions of existing pavement of Taxiways F and H and replacement with new realigned pavement at optimal locations for the fleet mix serving the airport.


JFK TWA Flight Center Hotel

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and DOT Section 4(f) Evaluation for the TWA Flight Center Hotel Project. On August 29, 2016, the FAA issued its determination on the EA in the form of a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD).  The Final EA, DOT Section 4(f) Evaluation, and FONSI/ROD documents are available through the link above.


LGA CTB Redevelopment Program (December 30, 2015)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1F and 5050.4B, has completed a Technical Report examining design changes to the Central Terminal Building Redevelopment Program at LaGuardia Airport, Flushing, New York since the issuance of a Final Environmental Assessment and FAA's Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) on December 11, 2014. On December 30, 2015, the FAA issued its updated determination in the form of a Written Re-Evaluation/Record of Decision. The Written Re-Evaluation/Record of Decision and Technical Report documents are available through the link above.


LGA CTB Redevelopment Program (December 10, 2014)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Central Terminal Building Redevelopment Program at LaGuardia Airport, Flushing, New York. On December 11, 2014, the FAA issued its determination on the EA in the form of a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD).  Final EA and FONSI/ROD documents are available through the link above.


John F. Kennedy International Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Runway 4L/22R Improvements Project at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York. On March 10, 2014, the FAA issued its determination on the EA in the form of a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD).  Final EA and FONSI/ROD documents are available through the link above. 


Newark Liberty International Airport

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, has completed a Final Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Infrastructure Renewal – Electrical Distribution Project at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ.   On January 13, 2015, the FAA issued its determination on the EA in the form of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).  Final EA and FONSI documents are available through the link above.


JFK Air Cargo Study

As the second largest employer in Queens, employing 58,000 people and contributing $3.5 billion in wages annually, John F. Kennedy International Airport is a key factor in the economic growth of New York City. Along with its surrounding communities, it represents the seventh largest cargo airport in the country, having shipped and received over 1.3 million tons of cargo in 2012. Over 15,000 people at JFK work directly in air cargo related jobs. Regionally, the air cargo industry supports over 50,000 jobs, $3.5 billion in wages and $10 billion in economic activity.

These factors demonstrate the significant impact the JFK air cargo community has had in Queens and its neighboring boroughs. NYCEDC partnered with the Port Authority to study the air cargo industry and plan for its future at JFK. The JFK Air Cargo Study aimed to address cargo and logistics business needs and concerns related to facilities, infrastructure, access, and business development. The study produced an action plan designed to ensure that future development accommodates growth in cargo tonnage.


Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance

Along with the Army Corps of Engineers, we're looking to find the best, most cost-effective solution to address the Bayonne Bridge's clearance problem.


Goethals Bridge

As part of the Port Authority's efforts to build a new Goethals Bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed project.


The Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port/Maritime Industry

Cross Harbor Freight Project
As part of the Port Authority Regional Goods Movement Improvement Program, this project conducts an Environmental Impact Statement for the Cross Harbor Freight Movement Project (CHFMP) and is authorized to spend $100 in federal funds that have been earmarked for the PA's use for CHFMP-related freight studies or investments.

Lower Manhattan-Jamaica-JFK Transit Link Alternative Analysis
Estimates ridership level attributable to the Lower Manhattan-JFK one-seat-ride service, including draft analysis that includes capital and operating cost estimates and ridership projections.

Regional Goods Movement Program (G-MAP)
A regional freight planning partnership among PANYNJ and the NJ and NYS departments of transportation has yielded a comprehensive long-term regional goods movement program for the New York/New Jersey region. The Goods Movement Action Program, dubbed G-MAP, outlines a comprehensive agenda of operational, regulatory, and investment priorities that can assure more efficient and sustainable performance of essential goods movement to support regional trade, commerce and consumer needs. A summary of the G-MAP program, its priority objectives and strategies is available here.


G-MAP Brochure

Regional Passenger Ferry Study
This study will identify how regional passenger ferry service is currently funded, what role ferry transportation plays in the regional transportation network, the public and private sector roles in ferry transportation, and what funding and financing options are available for ferries.

West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study (WHRTAS)
The MTA Metro-North Railroad (Metro-North) in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) and in cooperation with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) has initiated a planning study to identify and assess transit solutions to improve mobility and accessibility in the West of Hudson region and to Stewart International Airport from the surrounding regions, Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.


Past Studies & Reports

Lincoln Tunnel HOT Lane Feasibility Study
A long-term planning exercise to evaluate alternative concepts for improved bus reliability and capacity into New York City's midtown area and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The Economic Impact of World Trade Center Redevelopment, March 2009
Estimates the direct and indirect jobs, wages and total economic activity that will be generated by the construction and development of the World Trade Center.

Regional Economy Report, August 2008
Provides an overview of the regional economy, including employment analysis, consumer markets, construction and real estate markets, and facility-specific demand forecasts.

The Economic Impact of the Aviation Industry on the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Region, October 2005
Analyzes the economic impact of air cargo and passenger flow to the New York/ New Jersey economy.

The Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port Industry, 2008
Discusses the economic effects of marine cargo flows on the region.



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