Date: Apr 29, 2011
Press Release Number: 22-2011
The Port Authority and local agencies will participate in a training exercise at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 1.
Uniformed personnel will be responding to a mock rescue scenario that will include simulated smoke. Portions of the north wing of the terminal will be closed as a part of the exercise.
Motorists should expect minor delays due to detours. Vehicles traveling north on 8th Avenue will be directed to turn right at 40th Street and proceed to 6th Avenue and make a left turn to continue north. Vehicles traveling south on 9th Avenue will be directed to either turn right or left at 42nd Street. Vehicles traveling on 40th Street traveling east will not be allowed to turn left on 8th Avenue. Additionally, 41st Street from 7th Avenue will be open for local (business/resident) traffic only.
The exercise is scheduled to commence at 1:00 am and will be concluded by 5:00 a.m.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Sara Beth Joren or Ron Marsico, 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 Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey 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. The Port Authority is self-sufficient and receives no tax revenues from either state.