Tag: port-authority

JFK taxi dispatchers charged in bribery scheme for line-cutting privileges: DA


Apr. 1, 2024 By Bill Parry

Nine taxi dispatchers at JFK Airport were arraigned Monday in Queens Criminal Court on bribery charges for taking cash in exchange for letting drivers pick up passengers at terminals without waiting in line with fellow cabbies in chronically long lines at the central taxi dispatch holding lot.

Port Authority agreement reached to expand truck parking at JFK Airport, bringing relief to southeast Queens streets


Nov. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Southeast Queens residents have complained of illegal truck parking around JFK Airport for years, a quality-of-life issue that was exasperated during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 21, the Port Authority Board of Governors approved a lease supplement with JFK AP LLC, the operator of a truck parking, fueling and…
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Port Authority collaborates with York College on new academy as part of $19B redevelopment of JFK Airport


Oct. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry The Port Authority recently announced an agreement with York College in Jamaica and CUNY to launch an Aviation and Aerospace Academy as part of the $19 billion redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The initiative will provide an aviation-focused weekend and summer education and enrichment program in science,…
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OMNY finally being installed on JFK AirTrain this month


Oct. 4, 2023 By Ben Brachfeld

The AirTrain to John F. Kennedy Airport will finally be outfitted with the OMNY tap-to-pay system this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday.

LaGuardia’s new Terminal B win major international award for accessibility

Aug. 11, 2023 By Bill Parry The Port Authority and LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the manager and developer of LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, announced on Aug. 9 that the terminal has achieved the highest possible rating for accessibility. Terminal B earned a Gold rating from the Canada-based Rick Hansen Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness,…
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