THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

Press Release Article


MEDIA ADVISORY - SERVICE ON AIRTRAIN JFK’S HOWARD BEACH LINE WILL BE SUSPENDED AT 9 PM TONIGHT UNTIL 7 AM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, FOR UNSCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TO REPAIR SIGNAL SYSTEMS

Date: Dec 03, 2014
Press Release Number: 241-2014

Free shuttle bus service is in place to minimize impacts to travelers

Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, the Port Authority will suspend AirTrain JFK service on the Howard Beach Line for unscheduled maintenance work to address a signal issue, and will re-open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 4. Free shuttle buses will be available at both the Howard Beach and Lefferts Boulevard. Stations for travelers to John F. Kennedy International Airport as an alternative during service suspension.

The Howard Beach Train stops at Lefferts Boulevard and Federal Circle Station, where AirTrain JFK service is running.

During this time, route information will appear on buses’ electronic signs. Wait times will be minimized by increasing bus service during peak travel hours. JFK Customer Care Representatives and other agency staff will be on duty to provide enhanced information for passengers during the train suspension. Additional information is available on the Port Authority’s website www.panynj.gov.

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.