Date: Jan 02, 2014
Press Release Number: 2-2014
The Port Authority will hold a media availability today, January 2, to discuss preparations at the agency’s airports for tonight’s major snowstorm.
Port Authority Interim Aviation Director Thomas Bosco will brief media at 1:30 p.m. in LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building, on the departure level near the food court.
According to current forecasts, the New York-New Jersey region will see significant amounts of snow, with the heaviest amounts occurring tonight into tomorrow morning. The snow will be accompanied by high winds, which could cause whiteout conditions throughout the region.
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 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.