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James StaraceJames Starace,
Chief Engineer
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

James Starace is the Chief Engineer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In this capacity, Mr. Starace is responsible for the Agency’s Engineering services that include design, construction, structural integrity, quality assurance and asset management to support the Port Authority’s Capital and Operating programs. These programs include projects at the Port Authority airports; tunnels, bridges and terminals; ports; the PATH rail system and the World Trade Center.

Mr. Starace’s Port Authority career spans 35 years and includes assignments in an increasing capacity to his current position, which he assumed in August 2015. Assignments have included overseeing various PATH and Tunnels and Bridges projects, the Resident Engineer for the construction of the Newark Liberty International Airport International Arrivals Building, Resident Engineer for LaGuardia Airport, Engineer of Construction for the AirTrain Terminal at Jamaica Station and New Jersey Airports, Manager of the Construction Management Division and Deputy Chief Engineer.

Mr. Starace holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the State University of New York Maritime College, a Master of Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey. .