Cole is not seen during any of the Grand Theft Auto games. Winston Cole is the chief engineer and project director for the Porter Tunnel, which links Portland Island, Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale. March 2001 saw Winston telling the FBC Financial Group that the Porter Tunnel was at least six months behind schedule. This would tie in with the opening of Porter Tunnel in October 2001, which is the time period that GTA III takes place. It is not known how long Winston Cole has been in charge of the Porter Tunnel project, but the project was in the process of construction from at least 1998.