Date: May 24, 2013
Press Release Number: 55-2013
As part of the Port Authority’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety of the traveling public, the Port Authority Police Department will conduct driving-while-intoxicated checkpoints beginning tonight, May 24, and during the Memorial Holiday weekend.
The PAPD will operate the checkpoints between the evening and early morning hours. Drivers will be subject to random inspection, and police will distribute literature on the dangers of drinking and driving.
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.