Date: Dec 26, 2012
Press Release Number: 223-2012
PA shows appreciation after Superstorm Sandy shut down Hoboken station for seven weeks
The Port Authority will provide thirty free days of PATH service to Hoboken residents with registered 30-day SmartLink cards, as a show of appreciation for the hardship the station’s lengthy closure caused them in the wake of unprecedented damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
A dedicated 24/7 commitment of PATH workers and contractors led to the Dec. 19 reopening of the Hoboken to 33rd Street line, and continued around-the-clock efforts are ongoing to restore Hoboken to World Trade Center service as well 24-hour service to the entire system in the coming weeks.
The free SmartLink 30-day pass will be automatically added to the cards of Hoboken residents who were previously registered SmartLink customers with 30-day passes.
"We truly understand the extreme difficulties that closure of the Hoboken station put on our loyal resident riders,’’ said Stephen Kingsberry, PATH’s acting director and general manager. "We hope these residents understand the extraordinary efforts PATH workers and contractors made to reopen the station and will accept this free month as a sign of our appreciation for your patience."
Please visit our website at www.panynj.gov/PATH for updates on service, or follow us on Twitter at @PATHTweet.
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.