Date: Oct 07, 2009
Press Release Number: 127-2009
New Site Puts Customer Service First
Responds to Customer Survey to Provide More Information Than Ever Before;
Web Site to be Available at NYC Airport Welcome Centers
Building on the Port Authority’s goals of providing a more customer-friendly experience for the millions of people and businesses who use its transportation facilities, the agency launched a new Web site today that marries technology and transparency to provide customers with more custom-service tools and information than ever before.
The Web site, found at www.panynj.info, is the first complete overhaul of the site in its13 year existence. It will be available at the welcome centers at the Port Authority’s airports.
Two years ago, in preparation for the redesign, the agency surveyed its customers to find out what information is important to them. Our customers said they wanted better maps to help them navigate around Port Authority facilities, improved navigation to help them easily find information, the ability to find ways to travel to a destination using various mass transit systems, and airport information that is refreshed continuously.
The Web site addresses each of these areas, and includes other new features designed to improve customer service, including:
As it launches its new site, the Port Authority also will be soliciting ideas from the public online on ways the agency can make the site even better.
Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said, “In recent years we’ve worked on multiple fronts to make the Port Authority more accessible and transparent to the public we serve. Our new web site is a major advance on these efforts, by providing more information about our various businesses and making that information available in a user-friendly way.”
Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said, “We have overhauled an antiquated site, mixed in the latest state-of-the-art technology, and developed a one-stop shop that will give our customers real-time information when they need it most.”
Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Susan Bass Levin said, “Giving our customers the information they need, when they need it, is critical to running a transportation system that serves millions of travelers a year. We listened to our customers and developed our Web site with the type of information they want, and the ability to quickly and easily find it.”
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Candace McAdams or Jen Friedberg, 212 435-7777
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; 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.