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TRAVEL ADVISORY - LAGUARDIA AIRPORT TRAVELERS URGED TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME AND USE MASS TRANSIT OR REDUCED-RATE PARKING LOT P10 DURING UPCOMING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEK

Date: Nov 16, 2016
Press Release Number: 224-2016

Heavy holiday passenger traffic and construction activity may create traffic delays and limit availability of daily parking

Travelers using LaGuardia Airport beginning this week and continuing through Sunday, November 27, are urged to allow extra time and use mass transit to travel to the airport, as ongoing construction and an increase in Thanksgiving holiday passenger traffic may create roadway delays at and near the airport.

Nearly 350,000 air passengers are expected to use LaGuardia during the Thanksgiving Holiday with travel peak beginning this Thursday, November 17.

Passengers Should:

  • Allow 30 minutes to an hour of extra travel time
  • Use Public Transportation
    • Q70 bus, MTA’s LaGuardia Link, from the 74th and Roosevelt Ave. station with connections to the 7, E, F, M, R subway trains
    • M60 at 125th Street with Connections to Metro North and the 4,5,6 and A, B, C, D subway trains
  • Use Long Term Parking Lot P10, which is expected to have substantial capacity, at a reduced rate of $18 a Day. Lots adjacent to the terminals are expected to be at capacity and are $39 a day
  • If picking up a traveler, use cell phone lot in P10 since it’s free for 2 hours
  • Visit LaGuardiAairport.com for frequent updates on traffic and parking
  • Don’t wait for your passengers on the roadways, police officers will be issuing summonses

The Port Authority has established an onsite Traffic Command Center to monitor and manage airport traffic conditions and communicate conditions through regular updates via social media and Laguardiaairport.com.

For a list of additional transit options, please visit http://laguardiaairport.com/getting-to-from/

For information and real-time updates on airport conditions, passengers are encouraged to visit the airport’s website for LaGuardia Airport travel for advisories and sign-up for alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/recent_airportalerts.aspx.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center 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.


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