Press Release Article


Date: Jun 17, 2004
Press Release Number: 80-2004

Will Reduce Roadway Congestion, Have Amenities for Drivers

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new limousine and bus staging area, available free of charge to all limousines and charter buses waiting for arriving passengers.

Capable of accommodating 59 regular-size limos, 22 stretch limos and 15 buses, it is located conveniently close to the airport’s central terminal area and immediately adjacent to the amenities building in the central taxi hold lot. The amenities building’s restaurant and restroom facilities will be available to limousine and bus drivers.

The new staging area will take limousines and charter buses off of the terminal frontages, and other airport roadways and local roads, thereby reducing congestion and improving the airport’s appearance.

Trailblazing signs direct limousines and buses to the staging area; a flight information display monitor will be installed later this year.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit rail system; the Port Authority-Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

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