On April 30, 1921, The Port of New York Authority was established as the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and the first interstate agency created under a clause of the Constitution permitting compacts between states.
The Region 2 University Transportation Research Center is one of ten original National Centers, established in 1987 by the U.S. Congress, in recognition that transportation plays a key role in the nation's economy and in the quality of people's lives.
Uniquely situated between the nation's two premier centers of aviation, NY's La Guardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, the CUNY Aviation Institute at York College was designed to bring our community closer together. York College and its community partners can help assist students, workers, or professionals get the 'tools' they need to succeed today. We've created linkages to key Jamaica Community organizations. Greater Jamaica Development Corporation was created to assist business and government leaders in transforming Jamaica proper. The New York City Department of Small Business Services Jamaica One-Stop Center helps workers develop new skills and strategies for successful employment.
Transportation, water, energy & communication, these infrastructure systems have supported New York City's position as a world capital in business, media, and the arts.