A Study of the Port of New York Authority

By Frederick L. Bird | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Chapter Twelve

AGREEMENTS signed by the Port Authority in 1947 with the Cities of New York and Newark to undertake the financing, development and operation of their airports may well prove to have been one of the most fortunate arrangements in the economic history of the Port of New York. The air terminal facilities in the port have been utterly inadequate to accommodate the growing air transportation industry, and still less well equipped to encourage its development; the cities are in no position to finance the capital requirements of a forward-looking air terminal program; and the need for unified regional sponsorship, as a constructive alternative to local rivalry, is particularly important for the administration and operation of air terminals.

Under these agreements, which, in effect, run for a term of fifty years, the planning, financing and operation of the major commercial airports in the Port District are the responsibility of The Port of New York Authority. The Port Authority assumed control of LaGuardia Airport and the partially constructed New York International Airport on June 1, 1947, and of Newark Airport on March 22, 1948. LaGuardia, which has been handling traffic up to 50 per cent in excess of its normal capacity while the eastern portion of the field has been gradually sinking into the waters of Flushing Bay, is being completely rehabilitated by the Authority. New York International, opened for operation on July 1, 1948, is a fabulously huge undertaking. It will be able to handle at least a thousand scheduled commercial plane movements a day, and its vast area, nearly nine times that of LaGuardia, makes hundreds of acres available for lease to airlines for maintenance and overhaul bases and to industries related


Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this page

Cited page

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
A Study of the Port of New York Authority


Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 193

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?