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ADVISORY - PATH RIDERS ADVISED TO ALLOW FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME THIS WEEKEND DUE TO JERSEY CITY’S ANNUAL PRIDE FESTIVAL

Date: Aug 24, 2016
Press Release Number: 150-2016

PATH riders traveling to and from New York City this Saturday, August 27 are advised to allow extra travel time due to the annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival, which is expected to draw several thousand participants. The festival is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m., on Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Jersey Avenue near PATH’s Grove Street station.

Passengers are further advised that PATH’s 33rd Street line will be closed again this weekend to accommodate ongoing installation of federally mandated safety and security upgrades and necessary maintenance. Weekend service suspension went into effect August 6 and is scheduled to run through Deccember 19, excluding major holidays.

To minimize travel inconvenience, PATH has added direct Hoboken-to-World Trade Center train service on weekends, and free shuttle buses are now available between the WTC and West 29th Street.

PATH has adjusted its voucher policy for the shuttle buses after closely monitoring operations to accommodate customers whose ride originates in midtown Manhattan.

Customers boarding at Church and Warren streets near the WTC to travel up to 29th Street must have a voucher, which can be obtained at the WTC station before passing through the turnstiles. But shuttle bus passengers originating in midtown Manhattan can now board a WTC-bound shuttle along the Seventh Avenue pick-up stops by showing a MetroCard or SmartLink card, in addition to vouchers. They will not be charged.

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

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.