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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP TO HOST THANK YOU EVENT FOR WTC TRANSPORTATION HUB WORKERS

Date: May 25, 2016
Press Release Number: 80-2016

May 26 event also will mark the opening of the Dey Street Connection to Fulton Center, providing PATH riders with direct access to New York City subway lines

The Port Authority will host a thank you event tomorrow, May 26 at 2 p.m., at which the agency’s senior leadership will thank the thousands of dedicated union workers and other staff for their efforts to build the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

The event also will mark the opening of the eastern portion of the Transportation Hub Oculus – the iconic centerpiece of the sprawling Santiago Calatrava designed transit facility – and the opening of the Dey Street Connection to Fulton Center. The connection will, for the first time, provide PATH riders with direct connections to nine New York City subway lines – 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z and R. Links to the E and No. 1 subway lines will be available in the coming months.

The western portion of the Oculus opened on March 3, providing the 50,000 riders that use the PATH facility daily with below-ground, climate controlled access to a new entrance at the corner of Liberty and Church streets, a few blocks from Wall Street. In late spring, the new access from the Oculus to the corner of Vesey and Church streets will open. In the coming months, the pedestrian plaza surrounding the Hub will be opened, providing access to the facility from the streets surrounding the facility. All of the PATH platforms at the new facility will be completed by the end of this year.

The event will be held in the Transportation Hub Oculus. Media interested in attending should RSVP by 10 a.m. tomorrow to Mercedes Guzman in Media Relations at lmguzman@panynj.gov. Press credentials will be required to get into the event.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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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.