Date: Jul 22, 2005
Press Release Number: 87-2005
Beginning Monday, July 25, bags, luggage and packages carried by travelers using the Port Authority’s PATH rapid-transit system, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark will be subject to inspection by Port Authority Police.
On PATH, searches will be conducted before travelers reach the fare collection area, and travelers not wishing to participate will not be allowed to enter the PATH system. At the bus terminal, checks will be made at the passenger gates, and travelers not wishing to participate will be asked to leave the terminal. On the AirTrain systems, checks will be made at the fare gates, and travelers not wishing to participate will not be allowed to enter the systems. These actions will supplement police protocols at these facilities.
The Port Authority strongly encourages the users of its facilities to immediately report any suspicious activity to its hotline number – 800 828-7273.