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PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR FREE WEEKEND BUSES TO HELP PROVIDE PATH CUSTOMERS WITH SERVICE TO MANHATTAN

Date: Dec 07, 2012
Press Release Number: 209-2012

Shuttles will take passengers from Hoboken and Newport stations to Grove Street to access the Newark-World Trade Center PATH line

Shuttle buses will operate every six to 10 minutes between the Hoboken, Newport and Grove Street PATH stations between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this weekend and next.

The shuttles, operated by Academy Bus, will help get PATH riders who travel from the Hoboken and Newport stations to Manhattan on the two weekends by bringing them to the Grove Street PATH station, where they can access the Newark-WTC PATH line. Buses will pick up and discharge passengers at the NJ TRANSIT bus stop at each station.

PATH’s Newark Penn Station to World Trade Center train line -- which includes stops at Grove Street -- will be operating this weekend (Dec. 8-9) and next (Dec. 15-16) from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hoboken’s PATH terminal has been out of service since flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy and service on the Newark-to-33rd Street line -- which includes stops at Newport station -- is being shut down this weekend and next to provide crews longer, uninterrupted repair time to help bring service back to Hoboken faster. This work also will help restore 24/7 PATH service to the entire system quicker.

Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will increase its weekend light rail service, which will bring riders to the Exchange Place PATH station, where they also can access the Newark-WTC line. NJ TRANSIT will honor PATH tickets on the light rail line, so there will be no extra service costs for riders. There also will be extra Route 119 buses between Journal Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. this weekend and next.

PATH customer service representatives will be available at the Hoboken, Newport, Grove, Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations during this weekend and next to help riders find their way with a minimum of inconvenience.

CONTACT: Ron Marsico, 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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