Press Release Article


Date: Jun 25, 2015
Press Release Number: 90-2015

Free shuttle bus service will be provided to minimize impacts to travelers

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, AirTrain JFK service will be suspended until 8 a.m. Friday, June 26, for scheduled systemwide maintenance work, weather permitting. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses between the AirTrain JFK stations - Jamaica, Howard Beach, Lefferts Boulevard and Federal Circle - and all airline terminals and parking lots. Additional JFK Customer Care Representatives and other Port Authority staff will be on duty to provide information for passengers during the train suspension.

Passengers and airport employees are advised to allow extra time when traveling to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport during this period. 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; will not stop along service road stops.

Federal Circle to Lefferts Boulevard / Kiss and Fly lot, busses will not stop along the way.

Long-term Parking Lot 9 Direct to Central Terminal Area (“Lot 9”), buses will not stop at Federal Circle or along service road stops, buses will stop along canopy route in Lot 9 as well as their usual stop near Lefferts Boulevard, buses will go directly to Central Terminal Area, making stops at all terminals.

Service Road Local (“SRL”), Buses will follow their usual route from Federal Circle through the North and South Service Road areas on either side of the Van Wyck Expressway.

Central Terminal Area Loop, making stops at all terminals

Additionally, the on-ramp from Terminal 8 to the Van Wyck Expressway will be closed from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Friday June 26, and traffic will be detoured onto the JFK Expressway.

For further updates on AirTrain JFK and other Port Authority airport travel advisories, please check or call (888) JFK-INFO (535-4636). To learn more about the Port Authority, visit us at or on our blog at

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