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TRAVEL ADVISORY - FREE LAGUARDIA LINK Q70 SERVICE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND FREE PARKING AT LAGUARDIA LOT P10 ON FRIDAY DURING PEAK HOLIDAY TRAVEL RUSH

Date: Dec 21, 2016
Press Release Number: 253-2016

Free LaGuardia Link Q70 service provides convenient connection to New York City Subway and Long Island Railroad

To alleviate terminal roadway congestion, Long-Term Parking Lot P10 will be FREE for all parkers entering on Friday, on first-come first-serve basis

Access to P10 Via the 82nd Street Bridge; DO NOT use 94th Street Bridge to access the free P10 lot

All travelers urged to allow extra time and use mass transit due to holiday peak season traffic


The Port Authority is announcing a series of additional measures to alleviate roadway congestion during the Peak Holiday Travel Rush. The MTA’s LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service will be free on Thursday December 22nd and Friday December 23rd. The LaGuardia Link provides non-stop service linking the main terminals of the airport (Terminals B, C and D) with New York City Subway and Long Island Railroad transit hubs in Jackson Heights and Woodside, Queens.

The Port Authority is also encouraging those arriving at the airport via car to utilize Long-Term Lot P10. The Port Authority will offer FREE parking in the Long-Term Lot, P10, to all those entering on Friday, December 23. The free parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and drivers should enter the lot via the 82nd Street Bridge; and not use the 94th Street Bridge. This free initiative can help get customers to their gates quicker and help alleviate roadway congestion in the central terminal area at LaGuardia Airport.

Friday is expected to the busiest day of the holiday travel season at the airport.

Please check the LaGuardia website to monitor real-time parking availability in Lot P10 and all the parking lots before heading to the airport; free parking in Lot P10 is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking will be free to those entering lot P10 on Friday, for the duration of their stay.

The Port Authority has an on-site Traffic Command Center to monitor and manage airport traffic conditions and communicate conditions through regular updates via social media (Facebook or follow us @LGAairport on Twitter) and LaGuardiaAirport.com. Current traffic conditions and alerts are sent via http://www.paalerts.com.

Here are some additional tips for passengers and motorists:

Do

  1. Allow an extra 60 minutes to get to the airport.
  2. Park at Lot P10, which can be accessed via the 82nd Street Bridge, for FREE if you are driving to the airport on Friday, December 23 until you return.
  3. MTA’s Q70 LaGuardia Link bus, which will be FREE on Thursday December 22nd and Friday December 23rd, from the 74th and Roosevelt Ave. Station with connections to the 7, E, F, M, R subway trains and the Woodside subway and LIRR connection.
  4. Consider dropping-off at arrivals level if the departures level is full. Elevators and escalators can get you back to departures.
  5. Tell the taxi or other driver to follow the signs to Lot P10 to pick up a free shuttle bus to all terminals. There is no charge to the driver for drop offs in the lot.
  6. Park in Lot P5 if you’re picking up someone. It is FREE, yes FREE, for 3 hours!

Don’t

  1. Park on roadways waiting for passengers – Port Authority Police will be writing tickets to keep traffic moving. There is 3-hour free parking for you at Lot P5.
  2. Wait on the frontage road unless your passenger is ‘ready-to-go.’
  3. Wait at congested access points to the airport if alternate routes are available.

The Port Authority, LaGuardia Gateway Partners and Delta Air Lines have taken a number of additional steps to mitigate the delays and have developed a series of measures:

  • The Port Authority is deploying extra staff including Port Authority Police officers to move traffic more efficiently during the holiday rush.
  • Consolidated pick up and drop off procedures for rental car services.
  • New and better signage around Terminal B will direct passengers to the for-hire vehicles and meeting points.
  • LGP Taxi Ambassador Program during peak times – proactive guest service coordinator working the taxi queue.
  • Creation of cell phone lot (Free for three hours at Lot 5).
  • Traffic signal operational improvements.
  • Taxi stop line and number marking for both taxis and customers to aid with loading and reduce confusion at loading locations.
  • In addition to our social media and online channels, we are employing a public awareness ad campaign on radio, TV, and the web.

For parking information, a map of the parking lots and directions, visit http://laguardiaairport.com/news/parking-lot-rates.

For information and real-time updates on airport conditions, visit LaGuardiaAirport.com. Passengers are encouraged to sign-up for alerts at http://www.paalerts.com.

CONTACT:
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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