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PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE AT AIRTRAIN NEWARK STATIONS

Date: Oct 06, 2015
Press Release Number: 150-2015

Drill on Wednesday, October 7, will not impact operations at Newark Liberty International Airport

The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response exercise at AirTrain Newark stations on Wednesday, October 7, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. between the AirTrain P1 and P2 stations. The exercise is part of the agency's ongoing drills, which enable the Port Authority Police Department, agency personnel and other emergency responders to test and enhance response procedures.

The exercise will not affect flight operations at Newark Liberty International Airport, but the public may notice emergency vehicles during the drill. AirTrain stations, with the exception of the P1 station that typically handles parking overflow, will remain open and will continue to operate normally.

Contact:
The 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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center 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.