THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE AT NEW JERSEY MARINE TERMINALS THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 20

Date: Aug 17, 2016
Press Release Number: 143-2016

Exercise will have no impact on operations, but motorists may notice smoke and numerous emergency vehicles in and around the Ports

The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response exercise at New Jersey Marine Terminals on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. at the Red Hook Terminal Pier Area near Berths 4, 6, and 8 (off of Marsh Street) in Port Newark.

The full-scale exercise (FSE) is part of the agency’s ongoing emergency response program, which enables agency personnel and other emergency responders to test and enhance response procedures. Members of the public may notice smoke conditions and emergency vehicles as part of the drill.

The exercise will also include federal, state and local partners.

For traffic alerts and advisories, travelers are encouraged to sign up for Port Authority alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/ or follow the agency on Twitter @PANYNJ.

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 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.