Press Release Article


Date: Jan 23, 2016
Press Release Number: 12-2016

As a result of the major winter storm impacting the New York-New Jersey region, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 5:00 p.m. today.


All arriving and departing flights at LaGuardia, JFK International, Newark Liberty International, Stewart International, Atlantic City International and Teterboro Airport have been cancelled due to severe winter weather conditions. With exception to Teterboro Airport, all airports remain open.

We remind all airline passengers to confirm flight times, departures and arrivals with the airline carriers before traveling to the airports.

AirTrain JFK is temporarily suspended. The Port Authority has initiated bus operations for passengers with assistance of PAPD and JFK Customer Care Representatives.

AirTrain Newark is temporarily suspended. The Port Authority has initiated bus operations for passengers with assistance of PAPD and EWR Customer Care Representatives.

AirTrain cars will continue to operate without passengers to keep rails in operating condition.

Tunnels and Bridges

All Port Authority bridges and vehicular tunnels are closed as of 2:30 p.m. today with salting and plowing operations underway. A travel ban for all non-emergency vehicles went into effect as of 2:30 p.m. for all of New York City including all bridges and vehicular tunnels.

Port Authority Bus Terminal is closed as of 4:00 p.m. We remind all ground transportation passengers to confirm departure and arrival times with the carriers before traveling to the either terminal.


PATH rail service is suspended between the Newark and Grove Street stations due to the snowstorm, with service remaining available between Grove Street and Hoboken, the World Trade Center and the uptown 33rd Street line in Manhattan. Trains are operating with delays.

Service will resume between Grove Street and Newark as weather conditions allow.


All port facilities are closed, and will remain closed until Monday, January 25, 2016.


One World Observatory and 9/11 Memorial are closed due to severe weather conditions.

Port Authority staff remain on 12-hour shifts at all of the agency's transportation facilities to maintain a safe level of service for the traveling public.

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The 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 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