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PORT AUTHORITY UPDATE ON CONDITIONS AT TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES

Date: Oct 30, 2012
Press Release Number: 172-2012

Port Authority staff and engineers are on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions and assess damage. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our workers and those who use our facilities. We will resume operations at our facilities as early as possible, but only when it is safe to do so.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 8:45 p.m.

Airports

In preparation of the opening of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) tomorrow, some airlines will land planes at the airport beginning at 10 p.m. tonight. JFK will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 a.m. however, carriers will be providing limited service.

Newark Liberty International also will open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 a.m., however carriers will be providing limited service.

LaGuardia and Teterboro airports remain closed at this time.

Stewart International Airport is open, but running limited operations.

As airports ramp up service this week, passengers are strongly urged to confirm with their individual carriers regarding flight status in the coming days before traveling to the airports.

Rail service on AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark is suspended until further notice.

Tunnels and Bridges

The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing are open.

The Holland Tunnel is closed under further notice.

The Lincoln Tunnel remains open.

PATH

All PATH service is suspended until further notice.

Port Authority Bus Terminal

All public and private bus service is currently suspended. However, some bus carriers may resume service in the early morning hours.

Passengers are urged to check with their carrier before leaving for the bus terminal.

World Financial Ferry Terminal

The first ferries will run between New Jersey and New York from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, starting from Paulus Hook, Weehawken and Hoboken North at 14th Street and going to the World Financial Ferry Terminal in Battery Park City.

For further information, customers should go to nywaterway.com..

Ports

The Port Authority's maritime facilities are closed until further notice.

For up-to-date information on our facilities, follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ. For further information for New York State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, visit www.ready.nj.gov.

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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 construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. 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 relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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