By: Kathy Lloyd

As part of its ongoing commitment to the local community in the development of the $2.7-billion Terminal One Redevelopment Program at Newark Liberty International Airport, the Port Authority, joined by local and state officials, opened an airport outreach office this week in Elizabeth.

Designed as a central resource for local job and contracting opportunities for the Terminal One project, the Elizabeth office will serve local residents and businesses while also focusing on communication and building stronger community engagement. Outreach staff also will assist in the recruitment of certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), provide certification workshops and host job fairs.

The Elizabeth facility joins a growing network of community offices supporting major Port Authority redevelopment projects. Last month, an office opened in the city of Newark to support current and future Newark Liberty projects, and offices serving John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and the Port Authority Bus Terminal also have opened in recent months.

“New Jersey’s diverse cities and urban centers provide a workforce and business community that is second to none,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “I applaud the Port Authority’s efforts to engage the people of Elizabeth during Terminal One’s development and construction, providing opportunities for small businesses and women- and minority-owned firms right in their own backyards.”


By: Jessica Perry


A rendering of Newark Liberty International Airport’s new Terminal A, to be opened in 2021

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has opened a community outreach office in Newark in support of the ongoing $2.7 billion Terminal One construction project at Newark Liberty International Airport.

According to the agency, the office will allow residents and others to get in touch with agency staff, explore job or business opportunities, and obtain information on the project, which aims to replace legacy infrastructure.

A second office will eventually open in Elizabeth, as well.

“We are taking an unprecedented step to actively engage with those who live or work in the neighborhoods adjacent to our legacy facilities that are being or will be rebuilt,” Executive Director Rick Cotton said in a prepared statement. “We recognize these major construction projects impact the local communities that surround these facilities and we want economic activities from our projects to yield benefits to local communities.”

Cotton went on to say that the outreach center will aid the agency priority to further diversity and inclusion initiatives by connecting minority- and women-owned business enterprise contractors to available, project-related construction work.

The Authority said it handled 138 million passengers in 2018, marking almost four percent growth over the previous year’s record high.


Newark Liberty International Airport’s $2.7 billion Terminal One gets off the ground

By Curtis Tate

The Record

New Jersey’s top lawmakers joined top officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Wednesday to break ground on a new terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The $2.7 billion Terminal One project will give a modern look and a more efficient layout to the 43 million passengers who use the airport each year.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, said the project is the largest single investment the Port Authority has ever made in New Jersey.

“This is really a huge day for the state of New Jersey,” he said, before he and other dignitaries threw shovelfuls of ceremonial dirt.

Sweeney was joined by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex and Sen. Teresa Ruiz, D-Newark.

Groundbreaking Held New Terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport

WCBS 880

We’ve already heard about improvements planned for John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports, and now plans have been outlined for a new terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held at the airport on Wednesday, and WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell was there.

With its drab, dated décor and small bathrooms, even Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman Kevin O’Toole admits the existing terminal is a dump.

The new Terminal 1 will be about 20 percent larger with 33 gates. Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton thinks the difference will be night and day.

“The new terminal is going to be state of the art,” Cotton said. “It’s going to have the best possible security. It’s going to have improved passenger amenities and all of the efficiencies that airports have adopted.”

They are also adding 140 acres on the air side.

“There will be taxiway improvements also to improve the movement of planes,” Cotton said. “It is all designed to develop a much more efficient passenger-friendly operation.”

The $2.7 billion project should open in 2021.

Newark Airport Getting New $2.7 Billion Terminal

By The Associated Press

NY Daily News

Newark Liberty International Airport’s smallest and most antiquated terminal is getting a major upgrade.

A $2.7 billion project at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey-operated facility will build a new terminal to replace 45-year-old Terminal A.

Aviation and public officials held a groundbreaking at the site Wednesday.

The terminal was designed to handle nine million passengers per year and currently sees 11 million. That’s about a quarter of the airport’s total yearly traffic.

The new terminal will feature several additional gates.

It’s expected to be fully opened by the end of 2022.

Similar large-scale redevelopment efforts are planned or underway at JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York City.

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Groundbreaking for EWR Airport Terminal One

Press Kit

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is pleased to provide this informational material as one of the ways we are keeping the media informed about the Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One Redevelopment Program. The Redevelopment Program is a key part of the airport’s commitment to effectively meet evolving travel needs, providing optimal transportation facilities, and supporting the economic vitality of the New Jersey / New York region.

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For additional information, including videos and images of the new terminal and other components of the Redevelopment Program, please visit the Program website including and