THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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MULTI-AGENCY EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL PLANNED FOR STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 16, 2009, NO IMPACT ON OPERATIONS

Date: May 15, 2009
Press Release Number: 58-2009

PA, Local, State and Federal Agencies Participating from 9 A.M. to Noon

A live disaster drill will be conducted at Stewart International Airport Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon to review and implement the facility’s emergency response plans. The airport will remain open for operations, but the drill is closed to the media.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be joined in the exercise by the Stewart Air National Guard, the National Transportation Safety Board, New York State Police, the NYS Thruway Authority, local police, fire and EMS personnel, as well eight area hospitals.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Greenville Yard-Port Authority Marine Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel project.