Date: Nov 02, 2012
Press Release Number: 176-2012
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 7:30 a.m. today.
LaGuardia Airport is opened. Carriers are continuing to ramp up operations throughout the day.
JFK International is opened 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 opened and fully operational and airlines continue to increase service.
Stewart International Airport is operating normally.
Teterboro Airport is operating normally.
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 today.
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 today.
Tunnels and Bridges
The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing and Lincoln Tunnel remain open. Motorists using the Lincoln Tunnel to travel to Manhattan are advised that the City of New York is not allowing vehicles with fewer than three passengers to enter Manhattan below 96th Street between the hours of 6 AM and midnight.
One lane of the south tube of the Holland Tunnel opened this morning to bus commuters traveling from New Jersey to Manhattan. One lane will also be open for bus commuters making their way back to New Jersey during the evening rush hour.
All PATH service is suspended until further notice.
Port Authority Bus Terminal
The facility is open. Greyhound Bus and Peter Pan are now running full service. NJ Transit and most other carriers are running limited service today. 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 nywaterway.com.
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 http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, 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 visit http://www.panynj.gov.