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PORT AUTHORITY UPDATE ON CONDITIONS AT TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES

Date: Oct 31, 2012
Press Release Number: 173-2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 8:15 p.m.

Airports

LaGuardia Airport will open both runways tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, at 7:00 a.m., however carriers will be providing limited service.

JFK International, Newark International, and Stewart International Airports are open, but flight service is not fully restored and varies by carrier.

Teterboro Airport is open for service during daylight hours.

As airports ramp up service this week, passengers are strongly urged to confirm with their individual carriers regarding flight status in the coming days before traveling to the airports.

Rail service on AirTrain Newark is fully operational within the airport and to the Northeast Corridor Rail Station. AirTrain JFK remains suspended until further notice. Bus service will be provided to and from the airport and AirTrain JFK stations.

Tunnels and Bridges

The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing remain open.

The Lincoln Tunnel remains open.

The Holland Tunnel is closed under further notice.

PATH

All PATH service is suspended until further notice.

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Limited bus service resumed this morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Passengers are urged to check with their carrier before leaving for the bus terminal.

World Financial Ferry Terminal

Ferries are running between New Jersey and New York from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., starting from Paulus Hook, Weehawken and Hoboken North at 14th Street and going to the World Financial Ferry Terminal in Battery Park City.

For further information, customers should go to nywaterway.com.

Ports

The Port Authority's maritime facilities are closed until further notice.

Port Authority staff and engineers remain on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions and assess damage. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our workers and those who use our facilities. We will resume operations at our facilities as early as possible, but only when it is safe to do so.

For up-to-date information on our facilities, follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ. For further information for New York State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, visit www.ready.nj.gov.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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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 visithttp://www.panynj.gov.


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