Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the Port Authority opened a new community outreach office in Newark to support the $2.7-billion Terminal One Redevelopment Program at Newark Liberty International Airport, as part of its commitment to engage local communities during the ongoing redevelopment and modernization of its facilities throughout the region.
The Newark Community Outreach Office is designed to serve as the central resource for job and contracting opportunities for local residents and businesses interested in the Terminal One project. It will focus on communication and building stronger community engagement, and assist in the recruitment of certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). Outreach staff also will provide certification workshops and job fairs.
“We commend The Port Authority for opening an office in Newark to engage residents and make them aware of employment and contracting opportunities for local businesses that will be available at Newark Liberty International Airport with the building of Terminal One,” said Mayor Baraka. “This project offers significant opportunities for Newark.”
“New Jersey’s greatest assets are its people and its workforce,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s efforts to engage this workforce, particularly the minority and women-led small businesses and contractors of our state, will pay great dividends to the Terminal One project. I applaud the Port Authority’s forward-thinking outreach efforts as it continues to modernize and redevelop our region’s aviation infrastructure.”
The Newark facility is part of a network of community outreach offices that will support ongoing and future major agency redevelopment projects. In addition to Terminal One, community offices supporting the Port Authority’s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airport redevelopment projects are either open or in the works. An outreach center inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal supporting the replacement of the existing Bus Terminal also opened recently.
“As we make significant modernization investments at our facilities to enhance the travel experience, the Port Authority is committed to ensuring that local community involvement is ingrained in the process,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “The Newark outreach office is a valuable resource for residents and firms seeking opportunities with the program.”
“Terminal One is the largest design-build project the Port Authority has ever built in New Jersey, and it’s imperative that we have the community and local businesses deeply involved,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “We are committed to a process that includes minority and women-owned businesses as subcontractors, vendors and consultants, and to tapping a pool of local talent to keep Terminal One running efficiently and creating a world-class experience for our passengers.”
“This office demonstrates a true commitment from the Port Authority to our local MWBE community,” said U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10). “As a valuable resource for businesses in Newark and Essex County, I encourage the utilization of their services and the active engagement of our community in the agency’s certification process for this and future opportunities.”
The Newark outreach office is located on the fourth floor of 89 Market Street in Newark. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Appointments are recommended. For information and to schedule an appointment, outreach staff may be reached at (973) 961-6944. Additional information can be found online here.
Terminal One, which is replacing the outmoded Terminal A, will feature cutting-edge digital technology, superior dining and retail options in approximately one million square feet of space able to accommodate 13.6 million passengers on three levels. The new terminal will have 33 common-use gates to handle larger aircraft and modernized check-in, security and baggage claim areas.
Overall, the Terminal One project 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. Terminal One is scheduled to be fully operational by 2022.
For information, job and contracting opportunities for the Terminal One Redevelopment Program at Newark Liberty, visit the airport’s webpage.
About the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey:
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.
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