VOCATIONAL STUDENTS EXPOSED TO CAREER OPTIONS AT NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
By: Kayla Rivas
Students from several New Jersey county vocational technical schools had firsthand experience with trades professionals through a new partnership with Port Authority New York and New Jersey.
Through a three-year agreement, the Port Authority will provide funding for the establishment of training programs in four of the county vocational-technical schools within the Port District: Essex, Union, Bergen and Middlesex.
On site at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday morning were about 75 students and staff from Bergen County Technical School in Paramus, Essex County’s Donald Payne Technical School in Newark and Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools’ Perth Amboy Tech.
The Port Authority aims to build a qualified, diverse workforce and supports various initiatives like the pre-apprenticeship program, which provides necessary training and education to prepare workers for in-demand industry careers.
“As you tour the airport today, everything you see was built by men and women just like you,” Payne said, stressing the importance of the pre-apprenticeship program. “Everything from the cement in the runway, to the metal in the buildings, to the placement of the windows, it needed someone like you to put it there correctly and perfectly.”
“It’s a tremendous experience for the students to see some of these mega-construction sites and what’s involved in an infrastructure project,” said Judy Savage, the executive director of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools.
Savage said the pre-apprenticeship program kicked off at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, with the trip to Newark Airport on Friday morning marking the first field trip for the program.
“You’re here today because a lot of people want to make an investment in all of you as the future workforce for New Jersey and particularly for the construction industry,” Savage told the students. “We are aligning programs in your schools with expectations of labor unions, contractors, engineers and project managers at Port Authority so you’ll be in a position if you choose to get one of those very coveted union jobs.”
Savage said Port Authority seeks to encourage women to go into construction and engineering, with the pre-apprenticeship program intended to ensure a solid pool of minority candidates in the pipeline for jobs.
“The work that you will be doing is equally important as any other profession out there. All work has dignity,” said Dr. Keith Wright, senior program manager of capacity building at the Port Authority.
Students and teachers then took a short bus trip to the Terminal One construction site.
“It’s amazing,” said Adrianna Maragh, student at Donald Payne School of Technology. “I like to see how they build it and how it all comes together.” Maragh and her classmate, Kiki Reyes, said they are both interested in pursuing carpentry.
Students learned that the 33-gate Terminal One will accommodate about 13.5 million air passengers each year when complete, which is approximately a 50% increase in capacity.
The project is the largest design-build project in the state and 800 workers were estimated to be working on site Friday morning. It is about 40% complete and officials are looking to open portions of Terminal One in October 2021, with a full opening in 2022.
While on site of the Terminal One project, vocational students heard from Conti Construction Project Manager Keith Abt and Project Superintendent Dave Bojczak, who spoke about the importance of safety on the job, showing up to work early, possessing a hard working, positive attitude and working through tough weather conditions.
“This is a really awesome opportunity Port Authority afforded you guys,” Bojczak said.
Abt said there is nothing more satisfying than having his kids walk by a site and say, ‘my dad built this’.”
As Maragh and her classmates headed back to the airport, John Dolan, the director of Career and Technology Education at Essex County School of Technology, told students, “there are tons and tons of opportunities not only now, but as you move forward through high school. Opportunities are abounding for you and if you have that skill or trade, you’re going to be in excellent shape. You will never be looking for a job, they’ll be looking for you.”
“The world is out there for you, you just have to know what’s out there so you can make an informed decision,” he said.
Additional vocational and technical students are expected to visit Newark Airport in early December.
GOV. MURPHY, PORT AUTHORITY ‘TOP OUT’ TERMINAL ONE PROJECT
By: John Jordan
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined Port Authority of New York & New Jersey executives and elected officials on Wednesday at the topping out ceremony for a major phase of construction of the $2.7-billion Terminal One project.
The “Steel Topping Out” ceremony featured the placement of the final exterior steel beam atop the 1-million-square-foot frame of the brand-new terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole, Executive Director Rick Cotton, and Aviation Director Huntley A. Lawrence, as well as Aviation Program Director of Redevelopment Catherine Cronin, were on hand to mark the event. Others in attendance were New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, State Senator Teresa Ruiz, State Senator Joseph Cryan, local officials, union leaders and workers.
“A modern Newark Liberty International Airport is crucial to both the millions of passengers and tons of cargo that move through our state and to the economic vitality of our region,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Not only will Terminal One provide travelers with a fully functioning, 21st century air travel experience, additional investments in a modernized AirTrain and an all-new Terminal Two will make us more competitive on the world stage.”
“This structure is the first physical representation of the thoroughly modern terminal we are in the midst of building,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “Today is a celebration of achievement and pride, particularly for the trades workers who are creating what will be a world-class facility upon completion.”
The first phase of the project has employed nearly 300 onsite union workers a day, 33% of them ironworkers. The framework construction of Terminal One included the use of 10 cranes and 16,200 tons of steel fabrication to build the concourse and headhouse.
Once completed, Terminal One will feature cutting-edge digital technology and superior dining and retail options and a terminal 20 percent larger than Terminal A, the outmoded terminal it is designed to replace. Viewed as a “common use” terminal, all gates in the new terminal will be utilized by multiple carriers, which will increase flexibility and efficiency and optimize operations. The new terminal will accommodate an estimated 13.6 million passengers annually on three levels. A covered pedestrian bridge will provide direct terminal access for passengers using AirTrain Newark.
The new Terminal One was designed and is being built by Tutor Perini/Parsons with work being completed in phases to minimize customer inconvenience. Terminal One is scheduled to partially open with 21 gates in 2021 and be fully operational with an additional 12 gates by 2022. In July, the Port Authority reached an agreement with EWR Terminal One LLC, a 100% subsidiary of internationally recognized airport operator Munich Airport International, to oversee operations, maintenance and concession functions once the new terminal is complete.
At its September Board meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners included two key projects in its revised 2017-2026 Capital Plan for the complete redevelopment of Newark Liberty International: new funding for planning to replace the existing Terminal B with a new, 21st century, Terminal Two, and funding for an entirely new AirTrain Newark.
Last month, the Port Authority and its partner ConRac Solutions broke ground on a new parking facility that will complement the new terminal and service the entire airport. The new Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility will be constructed on a 19.31-acre site, with approximately 2,750 public parking spaces and 3,380 rental car spaces to support 10 rent-a-car brands.
Terminal One is expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages.
Newark Liberty currently provides jobs for approximately 21,000 people directly employed at the airport. It contributes more than $27 billion in economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region and generates nearly 190,000 total jobs and more than $9 billion in annual wages.
FINAL BEAM PLACED ON NEWARK LIBERTY’S TERMINAL ONE
By: Jim Pytell
NJ BUSINESS MAGAZINE
State and local officials joined Gov. Phil Murphy and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey today at a ceremony which saw the final steel beam placed on Newark Liberty International Airport’s (EWR) new state-of-the-art Terminal One.
Today marked just over one year since ground was broken on Terminal One, which will replace the outdated Terminal A at Newark Liberty, which opened in 1973. Terminal A was designed with a maximum capacity of nine million passengers a year, though it served more than 11 million fliers in 2017. In total, Newark Liberty handles about 45 million passengers per year.
Twenty one gates at Terminal One will open in 2021, with the terminal opening at full capacity the following year. Ultimately, it will feature 33 common-use gates to handle larger aircraft within one million square feet of terminal space, as well as state-of-the-art check-in, security, baggage claim areas and the completion of a new parking facility.
“When we sell New Jersey, we sell talent and location. Location is roads, bridges, rails tunnels, ports and airports – in particular [Newark Liberty International Airport],” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “I can’t tell you how much enthusiasm you get when you have a direct non-stop flight from Mumbai, Delhi, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt or Berlin – that matters. [Terminal One] is a huge step in the direction of a new and improved Newark Liberty that makes that case even more compelling. [Not to mention], Newark Liberty is increasingly the airport of choice for those who want to get to Manhattan.”
Terminal One is expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages. The goal is to award certified Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises a significant portion of sub-contract, vendor and consulting work within the project.
Newark Liberty provides jobs for approximately 21,000 people directly employed at the airport. It contributes more than $27 billion in economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region and generates nearly 190,000 total jobs and more than $9 billion in annual wages.
Senate President Steve Sweeney added that he is also excited for plans to upgrade the airport’s Terminal B. “You are talking about $4 billion worth of investment to get Terminal One up, and then another $3 billion for another terminal. That’s a lot of jobs for iron workers, carpenters and laborers. The progress so far has been remarkable.”
PORT AUTHORITY SELECTS GERMAN FIRM TO RUN NEWARK AIRPORT’S NEW TERMINAL ONE
By: Ryan Hutchins
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday it had selected Munich Airport International to operate the new, $2.7 billion Terminal One now under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The company, also known as MAI, will oversee operations, maintenance and concessions after the Port Authority opens the new terminal, which is slated for completion in 2022. The new facility will replace the outdated Terminal A, which straddles Newark and Elizabeth.
MAI’s parent company, Flughafen München, operates the award winning Munich International Airport, which was named “Europe’s Best Airport” in 12 of the past 14 years by Skytrax, the worldwide airline rating company.
“We wanted to bring a world leader in customer service and concession management to Newark Liberty, and MAI fits the bill,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said in a statement. “New Jersey travelers deserve world-class service and the brand new Terminal One will improve the travel experience for Garden State residents and visitors
while creating new jobs and business opportunities in the region.”
MAI is also involved in a joint venture with Reach Airports that will manage the new Terminal One project at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Both projects are part of $28 billion in public and private investment planned for the Port Authority’s three major airports, which also include LaGuardia Airport.
The Port Authority is considering a proposal to build another new terminal at Newark Liberty that would replace Terminal B, and it expected to move ahead this year with a $2 billion replacement for the airport’s existing AirTrain.
“The Port Authority is committed to moving our airports from back of the pack to best-inclass facility standards and to a level of global best practices that our passengers demand,” Executive Director Rick Cotton said in a statement. “Our partnership with Munich Airport International allows us to deliver on our twin promises of operational
excellence and customer service based on global, 21st century standards.”
Newark Liberty is often rated as one of the worst airports in the country in terms of ontime performance and customer satisfaction.
MAI TO MANAGE NEWARK LIBERTY’S NEW $2.7 BILLION TERMINAL ONE
By: Joe Bates
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has reached agreement with Munich Airport International (MAI) to operate and maintain the $2.7 billion Terminal One now under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
EWR Terminal One LLC, a 100% owned subsidiary of MAI, will oversee operations, maintenance and concession functions once the terminal is completed.
Terminal One is replacing the outmoded Terminal A and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2022. The operator also will be making short-term customer enhancements in Terminal A until that terminal is closed.
Munich Airport, operated by MAI’s parent company Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), has been awarded the title ‘Europe’s Best Airport’ in its size category by Skytrax, which studies and ranks airports internationally, in 12 of the past 14 years.
In addition to the Newark project, MAI is involved locally with a joint venture (Reach Airports) that will manage the new Terminal One project at John F Kennedy International Airport.
“We wanted to bring a world leader in customer service and concession management to Newark Liberty, and MAI fits the bill,” said PANYNJ chairman, Kevin O’Toole.
New Jersey travelers deserve world-class service and the brand new Terminal One will improve the travel experience for Garden State residents and visitors while creating new jobs and business opportunities in the region.”
PANYNJ executive director, Rick Cotton, noted: “The Port Authority is committed to moving our airports from back of the pack to best-in-class facility standards and to a level of global best practices that our passengers demand.
“Our partnership with Munich Airport International allows us to deliver on our twin promises of operational excellence and customer service based on global, 21st century standards.”
While MAI’s managing director, Dr Ralf Gaffal, enthused:“We look forward to working with the Port Authority on this exciting project, and to bringing world-class operations, services and amenities to the new Terminal One.”
According to PANYNJ, Terminal One will feature cutting-edge digital technology and superior dining and retail options in about one million square feet of space, about 20% larger than Terminal A.
It will accommodate an estimated 13.6 million passengers annually on three levels.
In terms of facilities, the new terminal will have 33 common-use gates – five more than at Terminal A – to handle larger aircraft and modernised check-in, security and baggage claim areas.
Terminal One is the state’s largest design-build project, expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages.
In addition to Terminal One, major Port Authority modernisation projects are under way at LaGuardia and John F Kennedy International airports, with the total investment in the three airports at about $28 billion through private and public financing sources.
The $8 billion construction of an entirely new LaGuardia Airport – the first new airport in the U.S. in 25 years – achieved a major milestone with the opening of its first new concourse in Terminal B last December, including light-filled and spacious gate areas, locally inspired dining and retail, and other modern amenities.
Work by Delta Air Lines on a new Terminal C to replace C and D is currently underway and is on schedule to open its first new concourse later this year.
In October 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $13 billion plan to transform the John F. Kennedy International Airport into a 21st century gateway, starting with two major new international terminals on the airport’s south and north sides that will add more than four million square feet of space and is expected to increase the airport’s capacity by at least 15 million passengers a year.
NEWARK AIRPORT UNDERGOING $2.7 BILLION REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
By: David Hutter
Richard Schnurr, project engineer and senior program manager at the Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One Redevelopment Program at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, detailed a $2.7 billion modernization project that started last year at the Newark airport.
The port authority operates the airport and is upgrading roads, buildings, and a parking garage. The project to replace Terminal One began in April 2018 and is scheduled to open partially in 2021 and open permanently in 2022.
Schnurr was a guest of the Meadowlands Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday for a program called Tourism Talks that was held at Hilton Hasbrouck Heights.
Schnurr started as an engineer in 1990 at the Port Authority. Newark saw two redevelopment projects between 1995 and 2005, he said.
“Whether we build new terminals, people are coming,” Schnurr said.
United Airlines operates 65 percent of passenger flights, JetBlue operates 4.8 percent of passenger flights, and American Airlines operates 4.6 percent of passenger flights at Newark airport, Schnurr said. This is why Newark needs Terminal One to be replaced.
“This growth presents a lot of challenges,” Schnurr said. “We have a lot of aging infrastructure. Our runways and taxiways need to be rehabilitated. There are projects with bridge rehabilitation.”
Newark airport opened in 1928 as an airmail facility. In 2018, the airport saw 46.1 million passengers across 110 gates and three terminals. The airport averages 1,200 flights per day, employs 22,000 people, and has three runways and covers 2,000 acres in Newark and Elizabeth, he said. It currently serves 50 airline carriers. Additionally, $33 billion in economic activity is supported through Newark airport transporting passengers, Schnurr said. It also offers an AirTrain to serve 30,000 passengers per day.
2.7-MILLION-SQUARE-FOOT RENT-A-CAR FACILITY COMING TO NEWARK AIRPORT
By: Gabrielle Saulsbery
A new consolidated rent-a-car, or ConRAC facility, will be opening at Newark Liberty International Airport in 2023. Financing of the $500 million project was announced Wednesday by Washington-based Conrac Solutions.
The 2.7-million-square-foot facility will have 2,925 public parking spaces and 3,380 rental car spaces to support all 10 rent-a-car brands at Newark airport under one roof.
The new ConRAC facility provides fleet storage and enhanced security, and includes shared components including 15 car washes, 54 fueling positions, vacuum systems, waste management, and service bays. The project has a solar roof, LED efficient lighting, and water reclamation and air quality systems.
This is part of the $2.7 billion Terminal One Redevelopment Program, deployed by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to enhance customer travel experience and meet increasing and evolving travel demands.
The Terminal One Redevelopment Program is the largest design-build project in New Jersey history.
Groundbreaking for the ConRAC project is expected in May 2019, with completion of the public parking area in 2021 and the ConRAC in 2023.
SUPPORT OF NEWARK LIBERTY’S $2.7 BILLION TERMINAL ONE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
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.”
PANYNJ OPENS OUTREACH OFFICE FOR EWR TERMINAL ONE PROJECT
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 CELEBRATES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE WITH CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TERMINAL ONE AND COMMEMORATION OF AIRPORT’S 90TH BIRTHDAY EVENT IMAGES
Newark Liberty International Airport’s $2.7 billion Terminal One gets off the ground
By Curtis Tate
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
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
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.
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.
- A Briefing Book providing a comprehensive overview of the Redevelopment Program
- Commemorative Booklet
- Hi-resolution images
- Exterior Aerial Landside
- Exterior from Road-1
- Exterior from Road-2
- Exterior Terminal Edge
- Exterior from Pedestrian Bridge
- Exterior from Pedestrian Bridge Zoom
- Exterior Driveway-1
- Exterior Driveway-2
- Exterior Driveway Zoom
- Interior Departures Hall
- Public Parking Garage and Consolidated Car Rental Facility
- Topping Out
For additional information, including videos and images of the new terminal and other components of the Redevelopment Program, please visit the Program website including https://www.ewrredevelopment.com/video/ and https://www.ewrredevelopment.com/proposed-design/.