Date: Jan 20, 2014
Press Release Number: 14-2014
Agency Invites Fans to Use Airports, PATH, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Bridges and Tunnels to Travel to Festivities During Super Bowl Week
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey congratulates the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks for reaching Super Bowl XLVIII and welcomes the thousands of fans from each team that will travel to the New York and New Jersey region during Super Bowl week. Agency officials have designed a game plan to ensure smooth service for the influx of visitors at our airports, PATH rail system, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and bridges and tunnels.
“Oddsmakers agree that Port Authority facilities are prohibitive favorites to provide great service for Super Bowl XLVIII,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye and Deputy Executive Director Deborah Gramiccioni in a joint statement. “We look forward to welcoming Super Bowl fans and the jobs the Big Game will create to our region.”
The agency’s airports – in particular Teterboro, Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia – will add services to its operations. Customer Care Representatives and dozens of volunteer staff will be available to welcome and guide visitors to their destinations.
Fans from both teams traveling between New York and New Jersey on PATH will notice additional Passenger Information Agents at all PATH stations throughout game week along with enhanced rail service. Fans will also be able to purchase limited edition Super Bowl XLVIII-branded Smart Cards – which can be kept as a souvenir or used to pay fares. Cards are available for purchase online, from blue SmartLink vending machines in most PATH stations or at several Hudson News locations.
Located in the heart of Times Square, the Port Authority Bus Terminal will serve as a key commuter hub for fans during Super Bowl week. Volunteer Customer Service Representatives and dozens of additional staff will be located throughout the bus terminal. Passengers can dine in one of several eateries, shop, or socialize at the terminal’s bowling alley. During Super Bowl week, several retailers are extending their business hours.
On game day, the Port Authority will provide four westbound lanes in the Lincoln Tunnel directed to the stadium on game day and four New York-bound lanes after the game. The NFL, in coordination with several public agencies in both New York and New Jersey, established designated travel routes to and from the stadium for those with priority access NFL placard vehicles.
For information and alerts about all Port Authority facilities, fans are urged to visit http://www.panynj.gov/SuperBowlXLVIII/.
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 the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.