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TRAVEL ADVISORY - FREE LAGUARDIA LINK Q70 BUS SERVICE OVER PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

Date: Feb 15, 2018
Press Release Number: 29-2018

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

New Terminal B Garage features 3,100 spaces on seven floors, providing expanded on-airport parking for travelers and traffic mitigation plans to assist passengers, including free parking in Long Term Parking/B Wait Area Lot for passenger pick-up


In partnership with the MTA, the LaGuardia Link Q70 buses will be free from Thursday, February 15 through Tuesday, February 20 to alleviate roadway congestion during the holiday weekend. 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.

With over 370,000 passengers expected to use LaGuardia this Thursday through Monday, a comprehensive Port Authority traffic management plan has been developed in partnership with Sam Schwartz Engineering to meet higher-than-normal traveler demand. A key element will be the six free days of the MTA’s Q70 Select Bus Service, which 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 travelers who arrive at the airport by car to park in the new Terminal B Garage which contains more than 2,400 parking spots reserved for personal vehicles, including those providing easier access for people with disabilities. After a complimentary first hour, the garage’s drive-up rate will be $5 per half hour, with a daily maximum promotional rate of $39. Less expensive daily rates are available at www.laguardiaairport.com, where customers can pre-book parking. Also, drivers seeking to meet arriving passengers can park free for up to three hours in the Long Term Parking/B Wait Area Lot for passenger pick-up.

The Port Authority is committed to providing the region with a brand new LaGuardia Airport, while maintaining airport operations. Plans are in place to ease roadway congestion and facilitate improved passenger movement during construction.

Travelers to the airport are advised to check with their carriers in advance to ensure flights are departing on schedule. In addition, they should:

  • Allow an extra 90 minutes to get to the airport.
  • Make public transportation the first choice. In addition to the free Q70, the MTA’s M60 bus provides service between the airport and 125th Street, Manhattan with connections to Metro North and the 4,5 and 6 subway trains, as well as the A, B, C and D.
  • Consider car, van and shared ride services instead of single occupancy vehicles.
  • Follow consolidated pick up and drop off procedures for rental car services.
  • Sign-up for alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/.
  • Visit LaGuardiAairport.com for frequent updates on traffic and parking.

Additional tips for passengers and motorists can be found on the airport’s website at http://laguardiaairport.com/news/presidents-day-weekend-travel-tips/ .

The Port Authority has an on-site Traffic Command Center that monitors traffic conditions and deploys staff and resources where necessary. Airport traffic conditions are regularly updated and communicated via social media Facebook, or @LGAairport on Twitter and LaGuardiaAirport.com.

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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