THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY DEBUTS AVATAR AT NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Date: Jul 26, 2012
Press Release Number: 107-2012

Port Authority officials will unveil the agency’s first new virtual Customer Care Representative (CCR) at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday. The computerized, hologram-like CCR will provide automated airport information to millions of travelers who pass through Newark each year. The avatar will be located in the International Arrivals area in Terminal B.

Who:
Huntley Lawrence, General Manager, Newark Liberty International Airport

What:
Unveiling of Newark Liberty’s virtual Customer Care Representative

When:
Friday, July 27, 10:00 a.m.

Where:
Newark Liberty, Terminal B, International Arrivals area

CONTACT:
Ron Marsico or Sara Beth Joren, 212 435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.