Press Release Article


Date: May 13, 2005
Press Release Number: 55-2005

New Entrance Allows Passengers to Enter and Exit Station More Easily

The Port Authority will open a second entrance at PATH’s Grove Street Station in Jersey City at noon on Sunday, May 15, part of an ongoing program to improve customer service and increase capacity and safety at PATH facilities.

The glass-enclosed entrance is located at the east end of the station, on the corner of Marin Boulevard and Christopher Columbus Drive. It will allow the 10,000 passengers who use the station each weekday to enter and exit more easily.

Construction on the entrance began in late 2003. The $12.5 million project was completed by VRH Construction Corporation.

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 and Bus Station; 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 New York Container 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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