Tag Archives: Throwback Thursday

The Port Authority Bus Terminal’s Ralphie: An Ode to the “The Great One”

By Neal Buccino, Sr. Public Information Officer Standing near the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s southwest corner, gazing happily across Eighth Avenue between 40th and 41st streets, the statue of immortal bus driver and TV icon Ralph Kramden radiates undefeatable optimism. … Continue reading

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The First Port Authority Police: A Few Husky Men!

On June 1, 1928, 40 young men signed up to become the original Port Authority Police Force.  They were the first officers of a force that would later become the largest transportation-related force in the United States. Screened from some … 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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