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PORT AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE FREE WEEKEND SHUTTLE SERVICE ACROSS BAYONNE BRIDGE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS

Date: Aug 15, 2013
Press Release Number: 82-2013

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey today announced that it will begin providing shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists who wish to cross the Bayonne Bridge. This free service will operate Friday-Sunday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. during the peak usage months of May-October for the duration of the Bayonne Bridge "Raise the Roadway" construction project.

The shuttle service will provide an alternative means of transportation for pedestrians and cyclists who traverse the Bayonne Bridge on the shared-use walkway. The walkway was closed earlier this month as construction crews install temporary standpipes and other fire safety equipment needed for the construction of the project. In order to protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, the walkway will remain closed for the duration of the project.

Shuttles will run every 30 minutes and make two stops; one at the entrance to the Bayonne Bridge Administration Building Parking Lot in Staten Island, NY, and one at West 4th Street in Bayonne, NJ, adjacent to the existing sidewalk staircase. The shuttles will be equipped with bike racks to accommodate bicyclists.

Here is a copy of the shuttle schedule (Friday-Sunday):


DEPART BAYONNEDEPART STATEN ISLAND
8:00 a.m.8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
12:00 p.m.12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.
1:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m.4:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
6:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
7:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.


Upon completion of the project, the new Bayonne Bridge roadway will have an expanded, 12-foot shared use bike/walkway that will provide a smooth ride to grade level on both sides of the bridge. For more information about the Bayonne Bridge construction project, please visit http://www.panynj.gov/bayonnebridge/. You can also call us toll-free at 1-855-265-5482

CONTACT: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 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 the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.