TRENTON – Senator Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, released the following statement today regarding the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s decision to help cut down on traffic at Teterboro Airport by purchasing Stewart Airport in New Windsor, NY:
“I would like to compliment the Port Authority for this move, which will have the intended consequence of alleviating some of the problems that people in our area have had with the growing use of Teterboro Airport.
“Thankfully, the members of the Port Authority’s current leadership are aware of the environmental and safety issues and are putting our money where their mouths are.”
Fellow Bergen County Senator Paul A. Sarlo today announced that he would sponsor the necessary legislation to authorize the Port Authority’s decision to purchase Stewart Airport.
The proposed legislation, if enacted, would work to change the Port Authority’s current bi-state (New Jersey and New York) charter, which limits its jurisdiction to a zone extending 25 miles in all directions from the Statue of Liberty. Identical legislation would have to be approved by the New York legislature in order to change the charter.