Date: Jan 27, 2009
Press Release Number: 15-2009
The Port Authority today launched a new interactive map for Stewart International Airport, providing travelers with a dynamic platform to navigate the entire airport from the comfort of their homes. The map also features a comprehensive series of links to regional attractions such as wineries, inns, hotels, antique dealers, shopping malls, arts organizations, golf courses and historic sites.
Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said, â€œThis useful tool is another way we're trying to make Stewart into a strong regional airport and builds on our ongoing commitment to make all the agencyâ€™s facilities as customer friendly as possible. Not only does the map provide extensive information about Stewart, but it also highlights an array of things to do and see in the Hudson Valley.â€?
Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said, â€œCustomer service is a hallmark of everything we do, and for our airports, we look at the entire experience, from the living room to the runway and back again. Our thanks go to all our partners in the Hudson Valley who provided invaluable assistance so that we could deliver this handy online feature to our customers.â€?
The airport portion of the interactive map provides an easy-to-follow format that plainly lists the terminalâ€™s gate areas, amenities, and facilities, as well as a guide to airport parking.
Another click of the mouse takes users to an airport environs page, which offers hundreds of links to orchards, shops, theaters, museums, and much more. The map covers a multicounty region encompassing much of the Lower and Mid-Hudson Valley, ranging from the southernmost point in New York State, north to Ulster County, east to the Connecticut border and west to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey borders.
In addition to Port Authority technical staff, the effort was supported by Susan Hawvermale-Cayea, Director of Orange County Tourism.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Candace McAdams or Pasquale DiFulco, 212 435-7777
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Greenville Yard-Port Authority Marine Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Regionâ€™s Core tunnel project.