Press Release Article


Date: May 13, 2016
Press Release Number: 71-2016

Free shuttle bus service will be provided to minimize impact on travelers

Due to system maintenance, a partial shutdown of AirTrain JFK will take effect starting 10 p.m. Friday, May 13 until 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14 from Federal Circle to all airport terminals, weather permitting. During this period, the Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses from AirTrain JFK stations at Howard Beach, Lefferts Boulevard and Federal Circle and all airline terminals and parking lots. AirTrain service will continue to operate normally from Federal Circle to Jamaica Station.

Passengers and airport employees are advised to allow extra time when traveling to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport during this period. Airport Customer Care Representatives and other Port Authority staff will be on duty to provide information for passengers during the train suspension. 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 at service road stops.
  • Federal Circle – Lefferts Boulevard /Kiss and Fly lot. Buses will not stop along the way.
  • Long-term Parking Lot 9 (canopy route/Lefferts Boulevard) - Central Terminal Area. Buses will not stop at Federal Circle or along service road stops.
  • Central Terminal Area Loop, making stops at all terminals.
  • 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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