Message from the LBA President

Happy new year. 2020 was a difficult year for many Americans. It was a year of unprecedented strife and a crippling worldwide pandemic. The Port Authority has been negatively impacted by both problems and as always, the Lieutenants of this department led the way.

The LBA has been working with the Port Authority to obtain vaccines for our members and I encourage all, after consultation with their physicians to receive them. The Javits Center will be allotting 25 vaccines per day for Port Authority employees and there will be a vaccine program for 110 inoculations at JFK. Chief Silva will be coordinating the program and Lieutenant Rakas will be Headquarters the point of contact and I will be working with him. Contact your Commanding Officer to obtain the form to receive the vaccine.

As operational conditions change, the Port Authority will be issuing updates. Continue to monitor your department emails and notify a board member if you experience any difficulties.

As always, thank you for your continued professionalism and leadership.



  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Stewart International Airport
  • Teterboro Airport

Port Commerce
  • Port Jersey-Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Howland Hook Marine Terminal
  • Port Newark

Tunnels & Bridges
  • Bayonne Bridge
  • Goethals Bridge
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Holland Tunnel
  • Lincoln Tunnel
  • Outerbridge Crossing

Port Authority
Trans-Hudson (PATH)
  • Journal Square Transportation Center
  • PATH Rail Transit System

Bus Terminals
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • George Washington Bridge Bus Station
  • Journal Square Transportation Center [operated by PATH]

Real Estate & Development
  • Bathgate Industrial Park
  • Ferry Transportation
  • Industrial Park at Elizabeth
  • The Teleport
  • Waterfront Development
  • Queens West Waterfront Development
  • The South Waterfront at Hoboken
  • The World Trade Center


At the Port Authority Lieutenants Benevolent Association (LBA), we provide a variety of benefits and services to our members. In addition to representing our members at the bargaining table in contract negotiations, we also represent our members during impasse before a mediator and before a fact finder.


We are the sole authority in all matters relating to terms and conditions of employment for all persons of the rank of Lieutenant.


The LBA promotes greater acknowledgement from the public of Police as members of the profession. We support and promote favorable legislation and oppose legislation detrimental to the interest of our members or contrary to the good of the public.


The LBA represents our members at binding interest arbitration and at all levels of government, to the extent permitted by law —including representation in disciplinary actions.


The LBA strives to promote greater economic benefits for our members and to serve as a means of exchanging information among associations on matters of common interest.