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ADVISORY -- SERVICE ON AIRTRAIN JFK’S HOWARD BEACH LINE WILL BE SUSPENDED 6 AM TO 2 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, FOR A DRILL

Date: Oct 17, 2012
Press Release Number: 138-2012

Port Authority shuttle buses will bring passengers to and from JFK Airport’s Central Terminal Area throughout the drill

The Port Authority Police Department will conduct a safety training drill on AirTrain JFK’s Howard Beach line on Saturday morning, necessitating closure of that section of track from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. The drill will not otherwise affect airport operations or flight schedules. AirTrain service to and from Jamaica Terminal and AirTrain service in the Central Terminal Area will continue normal operations.

During the drill, the Port Authority will provide shuttle service at Howard Beach, Lefferts Boulevard, Federal Circle and at all airline terminals. Passengers wishing to travel to the terminals and/or long term/employee parking lots also will need to take the shuttle.

Route signage will appear on buses’ electronic signs. Wait times will be minimized by increasing bus service during peak travel hours. Additional customer care agents and other PA staff will be on duty to provide enhanced information for passengers during the outages.

CONTACT: Ron Marsico or Pasquale DiFulco, 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 construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. 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 relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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