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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO HOLD LIFE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY TEST IN TERMINAL B OF NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Date: Jun 24, 2019
Press Release Number: 105-2019

No impact on operations; customers and employees may notice increased emergency personnel and loud sounds such as fire alarms and construction during the test

Between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, the Port Authority will test new life safety system technology at Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport. Passengers in the terminal area may notice an increased law enforcement presence as part of the testing, or hear loud sounds such as fire alarms and construction noises.

During the test, sections of the terminal will be closed to the public. While the demonstration will not interrupt airport operations, some customers may need to access their gates via different routes. Port Authority personnel will be on hand to assist passengers and provide noise plugs.

Announcements will be made during the testing period and signs will be posted throughout the terminal providing information. A similar test was held at Newark Liberty during the early morning hours of June 21.

The test is closed to the media.

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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