The proudest moment of my 38-year career
at the Port Authority (1969-2007) was receiving The Executive Director’s
Award of Achievement at the 1993 Medal Awards ceremony.
In 1993, the Tunnels Bridges and
Terminals Department, formerly known as the Interstate Transportation
Department, initiated a new agency-wide $1.7 million commuter benefit
program for certain eligible employees, entitled the Transitchek,
Metrocard, and PATH Quickcard Program.
It was my responsibility to effectively
and efficiently establish, coordinate, and administer this program in a
6-week period to all department administrative coordinators, who in turn
distributed the quarterly allowance to eligible staff.