Date: Jan 21, 2014
Press Release Number: 16-2014
Work is necessary after cable fire knocked out system’s power and communications
Travelers at John F. Kennedy International Airport should leave extra time for shuttle bus travel between terminals and from Jamaica and Howard Beach mass-transit stations after a cable fire caused an AirTrain JFK shutdown this morning.
Workers are reviewing the damage, while assessing repairs and determining the length of the shutdown. The Port Authority regrets the inconvenience to its travelers.
Additional bus service will be added during peak travel periods.
Passengers and airport employees wishing to travel to the terminals and parking lots will need to take the shuttle provided by the Port Authority. Shuttle service will transport passengers to and from the following stops:
Jamaica Station - Federal Circle
Federal Circle - Central Terminal Area, making stops at all terminals; buses will not stop along service road stops
Federal Circle - Kiss and Fly lot; buses will not stop along the way
Long-term Parking Lot 9 (canopy route/Lefferts Blvd.) - Central Terminal Area; buses will not stop at Federal Circle or along service road stops
Central Terminal Area Loop, making stops at all terminals
During this time, route information will appear on buses’ electronic signs. Wait times will be minimized by increasing bus service during peak travel hours. Additional JFK Customer Care Agents and other PA staff will be on duty to provide enhanced information for passengers during the train suspension.
For up-date-info information on AirTrain JFK and other airport alerts: http://www.airportinfoalerts.com/recent_airportalerts.aspx
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.