Author Archives: PANYNJ PORTfolio

The New Goethals Bridge: Complete and Open for Business

By Steve Coleman, Media Relations Staff Nearly 90 years ago, when the Goethals Bridge became one of the region’s first two interstate vehicle crossings, it accommodated Model T Fords, pedestrians – who paid 5 cents to walk across the span … Continue reading

Posted in bridges, Goethals Bridge, Goethals Replacement Bridge, Staten Island bridges, Uncategorized

After 9/11, a Career Commitment to Aviation Security

By Joe Iorio, Media Relations Staff In 2001, Jeanne Olivier had transferred into her 65th floor World Trade Center office to begin a new job with the Port Authority’s Aviation Department. Then 9/11 struck, and she realized her life from … Continue reading

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At Police Academy, Lessons of the Past Shape the Future

By Lenis Rodrigues, Media Relations Staff During a recent meeting with recruits in the current Port Authority Police Academy class, Deputy Inspector James McSorley asked them if they knew about the Holocaust. McSorley was surprised when only about one-third of … Continue reading

Posted in history, PAPD, police history, Port Authority Police Department, Uncategorized