THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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PORT AUTHORITY UPDATE ON CONDITIONS AT TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES

Date: Nov 03, 2012
Press Release Number: 178-2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 9:00 a.m. this morning.

Airports

LaGuardia Airport, JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport are open and carriers have resumed normal flight volume. Stewart International Airport and Teterboro Airport also are operating normally.

AirTrain JFK service is restored to the loop serving all terminals, as well from the Jamaica and Howard Beach stations to Federal Circle. Service has not resumed between Federal Circle and the loop serving the terminals, but bus service is available to cover that gap.

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.

Tunnels and Bridges

The Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington, Goethals, and Bayonne bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel are open.

One lane of the south tube of the Holland Tunnel is open to bus commuters traveling eastbound from New Jersey to Manhattan from 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and westbound returning to New Jersey from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PATH

PATH rail service continues to be suspended. PATH engineers, staff and third party contractors are working around-the-clock with the goal of resuming partial service between New Jersey and New York as soon as safely possible.

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Many carriers have returned to full service, with the bus terminal receiving approximately 80 percent of its normal weekday volume.

World Financial Ferry Terminal

There is limited weekend ferry service, with more expanded service resuming effective Monday. For specific details on locations and times, please visit nywaterway.com.

Ports

The Port Authority's maritime facilities remain closed until further notice as recovery and clean up efforts continue. Restoration of power by our utility providers is a primary requirement in getting the ports operational.

Port Authority staff and engineers remain on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions, assess damage, and perform repair work. 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.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
201-595-4530; 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 http://www.panynj.gov.