Apr 01, 2014

Report from Rudin Center Explores Port Authority's Bistate Structure

A new study from NYU Wagner's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management examines the relationship between the bistate political structure and the budgetary priorities of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

In recent decades, according to the new report by Professor Mitchell Moss of NYU Wagner and Hugh O'Neill of Appleseed, an economic development consulting firm, the agency has sponsored fiscally challenging projects favored by New York and New Jersey governors. These costs have increased  pressure on the agency to raise tolls at PA-operated bridges and tunnels.

“It is no longer possible for the Port Authority to adequately fund its own facilities and services while simultaneously allocating hundreds of millions for non-revenue-generating state projects,” wrote Moss, the Rudin Center’s director and a professor of urban planning, and O'Neill, a former assistant executive director at the Port Authority.

The report is titled "A Port Authority That Works."

A story about the report was published by The New York Times on April 1.


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