Date: Oct 28, 2012
Press Release Number: 151-2012
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is advising customers who have made travel arrangements via bus to check with their carriers before leaving home. Some bus carriers have started suspending service at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York/New Jersey region.
Long-haul carrier Greyhound has announced it will suspend bus service to the south beginning at 7 p.m. with service to the north halting at midnight.
NJ Transit has announced suspension of train and bus service as of midnight, with trains and buses in mid-route at that time proceeding until they complete their trips.
Additionally, commuter bus operations also will be reduced and/or suspended as weather conditions warrant. The Port Authority urges customers to contact their carriers for service updates before coming to the bus terminal.
Port Authority customers should check http://www.panynj.gov/ for updated information about all Port Authority facilities. For information about safety precautions, evacuation routes and best practices for NY State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch; and for NJ, visit www.ready.nj.gov
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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 visithttp://www.panynj.gov.