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LAGUARDIA AIRPORT TRAVELERS ENCOURAGED TO USE NEW TAXI GROUP RIDE-SHARING APP PROVIDED BY BANDWAGON TO SAVE MONEY AND HELP REDUCE POTENTIAL TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT. TRAVELERS URGED TO LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME AND HEAD TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ONLY IF THEY HAVE CONFIRMED FLIGHTS FOLLOWING TUESDAY'S WINTER STORM, SINCE THURSDAY’S FLIGHTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

Date: Mar 16, 2017
Press Release Number: 44-2017

Travelers leaving LaGuardia Airport are encouraged to take advantage of the Bandwagon Taxi Share App at Bandwagon.io, which matches riders going to the same area and moves them to the front of taxi lines. This results in cheaper fares, reduced time for travelers and fewer vehicles on the airport roadways, helping to relieve anticipated traffic congestion in the wake of Tuesday's storm that led to the cancellation of 99 percent of the airport's flights. Many flights today and tomorrow already are fully booked, and prior to travelling to the airport, passengers are urged to check with their airlines and leave plenty of time to arrive at the airport. Travelers without confirmed reservations for a flight that day should not come to LaGuardia Airport.

All passengers heading to and from LaGuardia Airport the rest of the week are advised to use mass transit, including the free Q70 LaGuardia Link, to help reduce congestion at the airport, which is undergoing a massive modernization project, as well as Bandwagon Taxi Share and other ride-sharing opportunities. Bandwagon staff, as well as Port Authority red-jacketed Customer Care Representatives, will be on-site at taxi lines to assist customers.

The Port Authority has an on-site Traffic Command Center at LaGuardia that monitors traffic conditions and deploys staff and resources where necessary. Airport traffic conditions are regularly updated and communicated via social media Facebook, or @LGAairport on Twitter and LaGuardiaAirport.com. Additional tips for passengers and motorists can be found on the airport’s website at http://laguardiaairport.com/news/winter-weather.

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.