Press Release Article


Date: Nov 01, 2012
Press Release Number: 174-2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 2:45 p.m. today.


LaGuardia Airport opened both runways today at 7:00 a.m. Carriers are providing limited service but are continuing to ramp up operations throughout the day.

JFK International opened a third runway today and the airport is fully operational. Airlines are continuing to restore full flight schedules; however, flight service will vary by carrier.

Newark Liberty International is fully operational and airlines continue to increase service.

Stewart International Airport is operating normally.

Teterboro Airport is open for service during daylight hours, with both runways operating.

We remind all airline passengers to confirm flight times, departures and arrivals with the airline carriers before traveling to the airports.

AirTrain JFK has resumed limited service. Service is available between Jamaica Terminal and Federal Circle, and from Federal Circle to Howard Beach Station. Port Authority buses will provide shuttle service between Federal Circle and the passenger terminals. In keeping with the State of New York's transit emergency status, AirTrain JFK fares are suspended Thursday, November 1, and Friday, November 2.

AirTrain Newark continues to operate at full service taking passengers to the NEC where they can take Amtrak (limited services) to Newark Penn Station and Philadelphia. AirTrain Newark fares are suspended Thursday, November 1, and Friday, November 2.

Tunnels and Bridges

The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing and Lincoln Tunnel remain open. Motorists are advised that the City of New York is not allowing vehicles with fewer than three passengers to cross the Lincoln Tunnel and enter Manhattan between the hours of 6 AM and midnight.

The Holland Tunnel remains closed until further notice.


All PATH service is suspended until further notice.

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Greyhound Bus service into and out of the PABT resumed today. Commuter bus carriers continue to add service, and all PABT retail tenants are open for business. Passengers are urged to check with carriers before leaving for the bus terminal.

World Financial Ferry Terminal

Ferries are running between New Jersey and New York from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., starting from Paulus Hook, Weehawken and Hoboken North at 14th Street and going to the World Financial Ferry Terminal in Battery Park City.

For further information, customers should go to


The Port Authority's maritime facilities are closed until further notice.

Port Authority staff and engineers remain on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions, assess damage, and perform repair work. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our workers and those who use our facilities. We will resume operations at our facilities as quickly as possible consistent with safe operations.

For up-to-date information on our facilities, follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ. For further information for New York State, visit For New Jersey, visit

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
201-595-4530 or 201-595-4531

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