Christie kicks off Newark Airport Renovations
By Michael Aron
“I want to thank you all for joining us today for another key milestone in the Port Authority’s ongoing effort to return to its core transportation mission,” said John Degnan, chairman of the Port Authority. Degnan and Gov. Christie kicked off the Terminal A modernization project. The current terminal A will be demolished and a new one constructed next to it. Degnan called it a return to the golden age of air travel; Christie called it a return to the Port Authority’s core mission. “For better or for worse, the Port Authority got off on a scheme for a while as a property landlord in Lower Manhattan, and we still will be for some time. I hope that in the future we’ll get out of that business so that all the money we collect at the Port Authority can be pushed back into meeting our transportation mission,” Christie said. The new Goethals Bridge, the new Bayonne Bridge, the Gateway Tunnel Project, a new Port Authority Bus Terminal, the George Washington Bus Terminal and LaGuardia Airport renovations are all part of this new vision.
Ground Broken On $2.4-Billion Improvement Project At Newark Airport
On Tuesday, Governor Christie and the Port Authority broke ground on an overhaul at Newark Liberty International Airport. As frequent fliers will tell you, flying is not always an enjoyable experience. “Of all the airports around, yes this terminal is probably one of the oldest,” Doug Rees told CBS2’s Meg Baker.
Rees is talking about Newark Liberty International Airport. A plastic construction barrier is just one of the issues making it difficult for people to load and unload at terminal A. “Very crowded outside the terminal, definitely when they stop need more areas where passengers can be let off so you’re not fighting,” Tillie Hramati said.
Newark Liberty Airport to get new terminal by 2022
By Jessica Formoso
Newark Liberty Airport’s Terminal A first opened more than 40 years ago. Now a new terminal A is being built. Gov. Chris Christie said the $2.4 billion project will create thousands of jobs.Christie and officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ceremonially broke ground Tuesday for the new terminal. The new structure is being built right next to the existing Terminal A. Officials said it will have state-of-the-art amenities. The project is designed to help traffic flow better, it will have the capacity to accommodate over 13 million passengers a year. That is more than 4 million passengers at the existing terminal A. The new terminal will have 33 gates, a parking garage complex with approximately 3,000, and will serve larger aircraft. Newark Liberty is one of the busiest airports in the nation. The governors said the new terminal will improve New Jersey’s economy. It is expected to create more than 10,000 jobs. “The new terminal will be done in phases and is expected to be fully operational by 2022.”
Governor Christie unveils Terminal A renovations at Newark Int’l Airport
After 44 years, the main terminal will be replaced with one that will provide a 21st-century facility and boost the regional economy
After 44 years, Newark-Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A will be replaced with a brand new terminal that Governor Chris Christie says will provide travelers with a 21st-century facility and boost the region economically. “The new and improved Terminal A will have the capacity to accommodate over than 13 million passengers each and every year. Currently, this terminal, that opened in 1973, was designed to hold a maximum of 9 million passengers a year.” The new terminal will include 33 gates, a parking garage that can accommodate 3,000 spaces and new roadway bridges designed to reduce congestion. Governor Christie described the work: “(We are) starting work for the construction of 3 roadway bridges which will connect the central area to the new Terminal A, which will be built right next to the existing Terminal A.” Christie made the announcement in the current Terminal A along with members of the Port Authority and developers, who say the redevelopment project will cost a total of $2.4 billion and include state-of-the-art amenities.
Gov. Christie breaks ground on $2.4B overhaul of Terminal A at Newark Airport
By The Associated Press
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A $2.4 billion overhaul of Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A is officially underway. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke ground on the project Tuesday with officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The 44-year-old terminal will include 33 gates, a parking garage complex to accommodate approximately 3,000 spaces and related infrastructure improvements. “This project is especially important, given an expected surge in air travel demand and the fact that EWR serves as one of the most prominent U.S. gateways for travelers and businesses from all across the world,” Christie said. This is the first of several major construction segments that will lead to a new Terminal A and expanded service for airline passengers. The new terminal is expected to be completed by 2022. “The existing Terminal A first opened to air passenger traffic more than 40 years ago, and it has outlived its useful life,” said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan. “The new terminal will accommodate more passengers, modern airline fleets, and top-rate customer services and amenities.” The project is expected to create more than 10,000 jobs and nearly $1 billion in direct payroll wages, and generate $3.9 billion in regional economic activity. The new terminal will have the capacity to accommodate 13.6 million passengers annually, while retaining the flexibility for future growth and expansion, serve larger aircraft and meet changes in passenger demand.
Officials break ground on Terminal A project at Newark airport
By Eric Strauss
Gov. Chris Christie and officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey broke ground Tuesday on the Terminal A redevelopment project at Newark Liberty International Airport. The $2.4 billion project will see a complete overhaul of the 44-year-old terminal, beginning with the building of three roadway bridges designed to reduce congestion and help connect the central road network to the new terminal, the Office of the Governor said in a news release. “Newark Liberty International Airport is an essential economic engine for New Jersey, generating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in activity,” Christie said. “Providing state-of-the-art terminals and an unparalleled customer experience is critical to ensuring reliable, on-time departures and arrivals; improving quality of life; boosting economic growth opportunities; and enhancing tourism in this state. “This project is especially important, given an expected surge in air travel demand and the fact that EWR serves as one of the most prominent U.S. gateways for travelers and businesses from all across the world.”
$2.4B Newark, NJ airport terminal revamp kicks off
By Kim Slowey
Liberty International joins the list of airports all over the country that are revitalizing their existing terminals or building new ones to accommodate more passengers and to provide modern services. After well-publicized digs about its outdated facilities, LaGuardia Airport in New York City is underway with a $4 billion terminal project. The project is being completed as a public-private partnership under the management of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, which includes construction industry heavy hitters like Skanska USA and Meridiam Infrastructure. Tampa International Airport is also in the midst of a $2.3 billion multiphase expansion, with a more commercial angle. While the $971 million first phase includes standard airport features like retail, restaurants, a people mover system and rental car center, the $543 million second phase — just approved by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority — will focus on 17 acres of land surrounding the airport.