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LAGUARDIA TRAVEL ADVISORY - FOR TRAVELERS FLYING INTO TERMINAL B USING FOR-HIRE-VEHICLES: NEW PICK-UP AREA TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW STARTING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 UNDER ONE-MONTH PILOT PROGRAM - FHVs THAT VIOLATE NEW POLICY SUBJECT TO PENALTIES - DROP OFF PROCEDURES REMAIN UNCHANGED

Date: Apr 03, 2017
Press Release Number: 54-2017

Continuing efforts to lessen traffic on LaGuardia Airport's roadways during on-going construction work, For-Hire Vehicles (FHVs) will pick up travelers flying into Terminal B at a new dedicated location west of the terminal starting Wednesday, April 5. The Port Authority is taking necessary steps to maintain on-going operations during the construction of the new LaGuardia Airport.

The new area will operate on a one-month pilot basis in anticipation of higher passenger volumes during the traditionally busy spring break and Easter and Passover holiday travel period. All arriving passengers at Terminal B with for-hire-vehicle/car service pick-ups must use the new area. FHV drivers are cautioned that FHVs without passengers will not be allowed on the Terminal B frontage, with violators subject to fines and points on their licenses.

Departing passengers will continue to be dropped off at the terminal frontage as usual. New ground transfer locations at Terminal B already are in effect, with the taxi stand relocated to the west end of the terminal to allow easier off-airport access.

Passengers flying into Terminal B can use a dedicated shuttle bus or walk approximately 10 minutes from the terminal to the new FHV pick-up location. Passengers should look for signs as they exit the arrival areas at Terminal B. Customer service ambassadors will be on hand to offer assistance. Travelers should wait to exit the terminal before calling for cars.

The location of the new FHV pick-up area is designed to provide quick direct access to the airport exit and onto the Grand Central Parkway, and reduce travel time.

The new FHV pick-up location is one of a continuing series of steps airport officials are taking to reduce potential traffic congestion on airport roadways during the ongoing modernization of LaGuardia Airport, which will include a new Terminal B to meet the airport's 21st century needs.

Airlines serving LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B are Air Canada, American, Envoy, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United and Virgin America.

Additional tips for passengers and motorists can be found on the airport’s website at http://laguardiaairport.com/news/spring-break-travel-tips/

The Port Authority has an on-site Traffic Command Center 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.

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.