Rep. Payne, Jr. Applauds the Port Authority for Revising Policy to Increase Participation of Minority, Woman-Owned, and Small Businesses

Mar 1, 2018 Issues: Infrastructure and Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 28, 2018, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it has revised policy to increase participation of minority, woman-owned, and small business enterprises in construction and non-construction projects. U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) has been an outspoken advocate for diversity in Port Authority projects and has championed minority, woman-owned, and small businesses. He issued the following statement:

“I commend the Port Authority for taking much-needed steps to increase minority, woman-owned, and small business participation in both construction and non-construction projects, ” said Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. “In August 2017, I met with Port Authority officials and encouraged them to find ways to achieve a thirty percent minority, woman-owned, and small business participation rate in Port Authority projects. Their policy change is a welcome step that will greatly benefit the people of New Jersey.”

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  

The Port Authority announcement can be found here.