Date: Nov 11, 2012
Press Release Number: 191-2012
As Announced Earlier Today by Governors Cuomo and Christie, Trains Will Run In Both Directions From 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Seven Days A Week.
"Safely resuming service for our customers is our number one goal," said Mike Marino, the superintendent of way and structures for the Port Authority's PATH rail system. "I have never seen this kind of devastation in my 35 year career. Workers have had to pump tens of millions of gallons of water from the PATH tubes. They are working around the clock to restore switches and signals to allow for safe operation of service to the Hoboken, Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations."
"AECOM has been serving the region's infrastructure for nearly 100 years and we've never seen the kind of flooding and damage like that caused to the PATH system as a result of Hurricane Sandy," said AECOM's Vice President for Transit Bob Totillo. "Even the most dramatic photos can’t capture the scale of it. It's been a superhuman effort to get restoration from Newark to Manhattan and the huge lift to restore service at the Hoboken and WTC station is well underway."
Full press release from Governors Cuomo and Christie:
For up-to-date information visit the Port Authority's website http://www.panynj.gov/path/ and follow them on Twitter @PATHTweet. To check ferry schedules visit http://nywaterway.com/.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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.