Case Study: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Communications Projects

Ensuring Reliable Communications in Subways, Tunnels, Skyscrapers and Airports in the Largest Metro Area in the U.S.


The Client

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.


The Project

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey conceives, builds, operates and maintains infrastructure critical to the New York/New Jersey region’s trade and transportation network. These facilities include America’s busiest airport system, marine terminals and ports, the PATH rail transit system, six tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan and the World Trade Center.


The Port Authority has engaged RCC Consultants for many years to provide expert radio engineering design services on a “call-in” basis. Below is a partial listing of the design projects we have worked on for the Port Authority:


  • Radio Communications Master Plan
  • VHF Simulcast Design for PATH
  • 800 MHz Design for PATH
  • 6 GHz Digital Microwave System Design for Public Safety Department (Port Authority Police)
  • Regulatory Support
  • 800 MHz Simulcast Expansion
  • WTC Antenna Relocation Design
  • EWR Wireless Irrigation System


RCC's Role

Typically, in all of the Port Authority projects, RCC provides the following services::

  • Conceptual design
  • Detailed design, including CAD drawings and system specification documents
  • Procurement support
  • Implementation support, including construction and acceptance testing oversight