Chris Ward

One World Trade Center rises in the skyline - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

WTC Dominates Port Authority Budget; Christie Continues Criticism Of Agency Management

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to spend more than $2 billion on building the new World Trade Center next year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his criticism of the agency.

12/08/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Calls Former Port Authority Chief Chris Ward ‘A Disaster’

As the Port Authority looks to get its fiscal house back in order, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had a few things to say about the agency’s old leadership.

11/17/2011

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Outgoing Port Authority Exec. Dir. Won’t Rule Out Run For NYC Mayor

There is chatter that Chris Ward, the outgoing executive director of the Port Authority, might run for mayor of New York City.

10/21/2011

The World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Robert Deutsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Audit To Examine Decade Of Port Authority Spending

Officials say an audit will take a closer look at Port Authority employee compensation and why costs are rising to rebuild the World Trade Center.

09/23/2011

The sun sets on the World Trade Center site after Irene has passed - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Survives Hurricane Irene

Port Authority executive director Chris Ward says the new World Trade Center dodged a bullet in the Hurricane Irene.

08/31/2011

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Port Authority Head Rips Gingrich, Reagan & Tea Party In Manhattan Speech

Chris Ward said that despite his “vaunted optimism,” Ronald Reagan “launched a darker strain in American politics, that somehow government itself was the problem.

08/30/2011

Construction workers sit outside the World Trade Center construction area on August 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Carpenters Join Work Stoppage At WTC Site

More than two dozen carpenters have joined hundreds of laborers in a job action at the World Trade Center site and other New York City projects.

08/03/2011

One World Trade Center, left, rises up in the Manhattan skyline in this aerial photo, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New World Trade Center Now Officially Tallest Building In Lower Manhattan

The centerpiece of the new World Trade Center complex is taking shape as we get closer to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

07/29/2011

US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial in New York on May 5, 2011. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims At Ground Zero

In addition to laying a wreath at the site of the collapsed Twin Towers, President Obama met with first responders, police officers and family members of those killed.

05/05/2011

Increased police presence in NYC (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Maintains Heightened Security After Bin Laden Death

While Mayor Bloomberg says there’s no specific threat against the Big Apple after the death of Osama bin Laden, the NYPD was taking no chances.

05/03/2011

Outerbirdge Crossing

Port Authority To Allow Cash Customers Through E-ZPass Lanes In Emergencies Like Outerbridge Crossing Debacle

An Easter backup approaching the Outerbridge Crossing has lead to a new policy from the Port Authority.

04/27/2011

Port Authority Bus Terminal - New York, NY - Aug 15, 2003 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Is Port Authority Bus Terminal Vulnerable To Terrorist Attack?

“Unless you change what’s going on, we’re going to have a Mumbai-style attack here,” says Port Authority PBA president Paul Nunziato.

03/30/2011

Freedom Tower Artist's Rendering (credit: CBS 2)

Plans Scrapped For Eatery Atop Ground Zero Tower

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said there won’t be a new Windows on the World-type restaurant at 1 World Trade Center. That dining institution sat atop one of the original twin towers prior to the 9/11 terror attacks.

03/08/2011

A New York City firefighters and Police stand at a reflecting pool at Ground Zero during the annual 9/11 memorial service September 11, 2010 (Photo by Don Emmert-Pool/Getty Images)

9/11 Museum Taking Shape Months Before Anniversary

Executives overseeing the 9/11 Memorial say the museum is taking shape months before the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

01/29/2011

Construction of One World Trade Center is seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2011 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

One World Trade Center Passes Halfway Mark

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward was beaming as he said great progress is being made on the construction of One World Trade Center.

01/26/2011