Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2014




PATH Limited Edition  

SmartLink Cards Available   

Limited edition Super Bowl XLVIII-branded SmartLink Cards - which can be kept as a souvenir or to pay fares - are available for purchase online, from blue SmartLink vending machines in most PATH stations or at several Hudson News locations. Click here for details.   


Report Suspicious Activity
The Port Authority is committed to the safety and security of its facilities and the customers who use them. Security is a multifaceted effort that includes deployment of Port Authority Police, employee security awareness training, enhanced Closed Circuit Television, K-9 units and other measures.


The Port Authority asks travelers to scan their surroundings and report suspicious activity to the Port Authority Police Department at 800-828-7273.

Did you Know?  

You can sign up for Port Authority  Facility Service Alerts and Twitter updates.  Click here for details.    


Port Authority is Geared Up for Super Bowl XLVIII

The Port Authority's game plan includes a myriad of initiatives throughout the airports, PATH rail system, George Washington Bridge, tunnels and bus terminal to handle the influx of visitors, while ensuring smooth service for daily commuters and travelers.


At the agency's airports

  • At Teterboro, Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia, additional Customer Care Representatives and dozens of volunteer staff will welcome and guide visitors to their destinations.   
  • Welcome Centers (located near Baggage Claim) can assist travelers with ground transportation options to get to their final destination.


  • Enhanced service will be in effect between Monday, January 27, and Monday, February 3.  
  • PATH service will expand during off-peak hours and all lines will be in operation on Saturday, February 1.  
  • For the complete PATH schedule, information and alerts, visit www.panynj.gov/SuperBowlXLVIII or follow @PATHTrain on Twitter.  
At the Port Authority Bus Terminal/Lincoln Tunnel:
  • To help alleviate traffic congestion, the Port Authority will provide four westbound lanes in the Lincoln Tunnel directed to the stadium on game day and four New York-bound lanes after the game.  
For more details on Port Authority transit and travel enhancements, visit the Port Authority Super Bowl pages

For a variety of information about events and everything Super Bowl, visit the
Official Super Bowl Host Committee website. http://www.nynjsuperbowl.com/


5 Tips for Departure Day From a Port Authority Airport

-5 Hours Before:  Check out of your hotel and travel to the airport. 
-4 Hours Before: Return your rental car. Board transportation to the terminal.
-3 Hours Before: Check in at your airline's ticket counter. 
-2 Hours Before: Get in line for TSA Security Checkpoints.  
-1 Hour Before: Arrive at your designated departure gate, ready to board.  

Do you have comments? Email GTRNews@panynj.gov