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The PAPD’s Hidden Inspectors

By Lenis Rodrigues, Media Relations Staff On any given day, thousands of trucks travel through Port Authority’s seaport, tunnels and bridges. They’re routinely monitored by Port Authority Police officers on the lookout for traffic violations. In the background, however, a … Continue reading

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The Building of the Lincoln Tunnel: Titans’ Work Beneath the Hudson

By Roz Hamlett, Editor In the late 1920s, despite the overwhelming financial success of the Holland Tunnel, traffic congestion in mid-town Manhattan remained a huge problem.  But no one could have aniticipated that the stock market crash in 1929 and … Continue reading

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#Throwback Thursday: The First Female Toll Collectors

In early 1944, the following ad appeared in the classified section of the New York Times: HELP WANTED -Women Toll Collectors-$160 Monthly-Shift work at George Washington Bridge, Holland and Lincoln Tunnels-Height 5’2″ minimum. Age 21 to 35. Weight:  115 to 140 … Continue reading

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