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“It’s got a quaint, nostalgic but unacceptable kind of 1940s, 1950s feel that’s just not acceptable,” he said.

Foye also said about $350 million is earmarked for overhauling Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport. Travelers have criticized that terminal because of the way it limits passengers to individual “piers” instead of allowing them to move around the whole terminal.

Later this year, the Port Authority will also ask contractors for proposals to build a new Terminal A at Newark, Foye said.

Delta Air Lines and the Port Authority are also renovating Delta’s hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4, mostly through $900 million in special-project bonds.