Public Hearing Process

(1) Proposed Changes in Tolls, Fares & Fees

(2) Proposed Changes to the 2017-2026 Capital Plan

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners is launching a robust public comment period on two separate proposals:

  1. The agency’s proposal for the first inflation-based toll increases to the agency’s bridges and tunnels since 2015; the first changes to PATH’s fare structure since 2014; the first increases to AirTrain fares in 14 years; and a new airport ground transportation access fee.
  2. Proposed changes to the agency’s 2017-2026 $32.2 billion Capital Plan. These changes increase the Capital Plan by $4.8 billion. Of the proposed $4.8 billion increase, approximately $4.5 billion or 94 percent of the increase, is projected to be funded through incremental revenues associated with the projects, including revenue from terminal rents, increased activity, airline cost recoveries, user fees, approval of Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) and receipt of federal grants associated with certain projects.

Hearing Details

Each hearing will be attended by at least one Commissioner from New York and one Commissioner from New Jersey, as well as a Hearing Officer, who will be charged with ensuring that a transcript is made of each public hearing and provided to the full Board of Commissioners. In addition, a summary of all comments made at each hearing will be provided to the Board by the Executive Director by September 19, 2019. Videos of subsequent hearings will be posted on this website the following day.

Those wishing to speak at one or more of the public hearings are encouraged to pre-register via the link below. Prospective speakers may also register at the hearing location, and will be scheduled to speak after the pre-registered speakers have completed their statements. Language translation services for Spanish will be available at all public hearings, as will American Sign Language translation services. All written Spanish comments will be translated for the Board and reasonable efforts will be made to translate comments made in other languages. For additional language translation services or special needs assistance, please contact the Port Authority five business days prior to the meeting through the registration form via the link below.

Written Comments

Written comments may be submitted electronically via this website on the comment form below. In addition, written comments can be mailed to:

Public Hearing Comments
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich St, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007

Written comments will be accepted through 11:59 p.m., September 13, 2019.

In the interest of transparency, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey posts written comments on its website, with necessary redactions made of commenter’s name and personal details. If you prefer a different course, please indicate in the comment of your preference not to post.

Public Hearing Documents

  1. Handout: Proposed Changes to the 2017-2026 Capital Plan / Spanish
  2. Handout: Proposed Changes to Tolls, Fares & Other Fees / Spanish
  3. Presentation – English – PPT / English – PDF / Spanish – PPT / Spanish – PDF
  4. Written Comments
  5. 4 World Trade Center 7/16/2019 – Archived Livestream / Transcript
  6. 2 Montgomery St, Jersey City 7/17/2019 – Archived Livestream / Transcript
  7. EWR Terminal 1 Redevelopment Outreach Office 7/18/2019 – Video / Transcript
  8. College of Staten Island 7/22/2019 – Video / Transcript
  9. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 7/29/2019 – Video / Transcript
  10. JFK Airport 7/30/2019 – Video / Transcript
  11. College of Staten Island 9/4/2019 – Video / Transcript

Public Hearing Calendar

Hearing #1 July 16, 8:00 am 4 WTC, 23rd Floor Boardroom 150 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Hearing #2 July 17, 8:00 am 3rd Floor Conference Room 2 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Hearing #3 July 18, 7:00 pm EWR Terminal One Redevelopment Outreach Office 79 West Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Hearing #4 July 22, 7:00 pm College of Staten Island, Williamson Theatre 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
Hearing #5 July 29, 7:00 pm Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Sky Ballroom 650 Terrace Ave, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Hearing #6 July 30, 7:00 pm JFK Airport, Building 14, 2nd Floor Conference Room South Service Road – Administration Building #14, Jamaica, NY 11430
Hearing #7 September 4, 7:00 pm College of Staten Island, Williamson Theatre 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

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*The second hearing in Staten Island was added for those who could not attend on 7/22 due to inclement weather.

Documents – Proposed Changes in Tolls, Fares & Other Fees:

  1. Board Presentation
  2. Board Resolution
  3. Press Release
  4. Proposed Tolls & Fares Schedules

Documents – Proposed Changes to the 2017-2026 Capital Plan:

  1. Board Presentation
  2. Board Resolution
  3. Press Release