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PORT AUTHORITY PREPARED TO ACCOMMODATE NEARLY SIX MILLION TRAVELERS DURING 2017 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Date: May 24, 2017
The Port Authority is prepared to accommodate the nearly six million people who will travel by air, car or rail during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer travel season…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY MARKS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH WITH PLANS TO HOST “WINGS FOR AUTISM” EVENT AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Date: April 28, 2017
Partnering with the New York chapter of The Arc, Delta Air Lines and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Port Authority will host a “Wings for Autism” event at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday, April 29, to help familiarize autistic youngsters with air travel procedures…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS LEAD TO REDUCED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, SIGNIFICANT ENERGY SAVINGS

Date: April 20, 2017
Agency programs remove 25,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, implement energy-efficient lighting systems and achieve $9 million in savings…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – LAGUARDIA EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT HOLIDAY PASSENGER VOLUME AND TRAFFIC BEGINNING THIS WEEK; TRAVELERS URGED TO LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME, CONSIDER MASS TRANSIT

Date: April 5, 2017
From April 5 through April 17, MTA to provide free Q70 bus service; Travelers flying into Terminal B being picked up by For-Hire Vehicles should use new pick-up area west of the Terminal…[more]

 

LAGUARDIA TRAVEL ADVISORY – FOR TRAVELERS FLYING INTO TERMINAL B USING FOR-HIRE-VEHICLES: NEW PICK-UP AREA TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW STARTING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 UNDER ONE-MONTH PILOT PROGRAM – FHVs THAT VIOLATE NEW POLICY SUBJECT TO PENALTIES – DROP OFF PROCEDURES REMAIN UNCHANGED

Date: April 3, 2017
Continuing efforts to lessen traffic on LaGuardia Airport’s roadways during on-going construction work, For-Hire Vehicles (FHVs) will pick up travelers flying into Terminal B at a new dedicated location west of the terminal starting Wednesday, April 5…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY, WAZE NAVIGATION APP PARTNER FOR REAL-TIME TRAFFIC DATA SHARING

Date: March 21, 2017
Two-Way Data Sharing Promotes Safety, More Efficient Travel,Reduced Congestion and Lower Emissions Across One of the World’s Busiest Transportation Systems…[more]

 

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT TRAVELERS ENCOURAGED TO USE NEW TAXI GROUP RIDE-SHARING APP PROVIDED BY BANDWAGON TO SAVE MONEY AND HELP REDUCE POTENTIAL TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT. TRAVELERS URGED TO LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME AND HEAD TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ONLY IF THEY HAVE CONFIRMED FLIGHTS FOLLOWING TUESDAY’S WINTER STORM, SINCE THURSDAY’S FLIGHTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

Date: March 16, 2017
Travelers leaving LaGuardia Airport are encouraged to take advantage of the Bandwagon Taxi Share App at Bandwagon.io, which matches riders going to the same area and moves them to the front of taxi lines…[more]

 

CHEAP $10 UBERPOOL SERVICE FROM LGA TO ANYWHERE IN NYC. LAGUARDIA TRAVELERS MAY USE NEW REDUCED UBERPOOL $10 DISCOUNTED FARE LEAVING THE AIRPORT TO ANY PART OF CITY’S FIVE BOROUGHS TO RIDE SHARE AND HELP REDUCE POTENTIAL TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT. TRAVELERS URGED TO LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME AND HEAD TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ONLY IF THEY HAVE CONFIRMED FLIGHTS FOLLOWING TUESDAY’S WINTER STORM, SINCE WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

Date: March 15, 2017
To save money and help reduce congestion for everyone on the airport roadways, travelers can make use of UberPool, which today is starting a special discounted $10 fare for all UberPool trips originating from LaGuardia and ending anywhere in the five boroughs. Taxi Group Riding also will be in effect on an optional basis from the airport…[more]

 

FREE MTA BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM LGA THIS WEEK. FREE Q70 LAGUARDIA BUS LINK AVAILABLE THROUGH FRIDAY TO HELP REDUCE POTENTIAL TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT, AS AIRPORT ACCOMMODATES REBOOKED PASSENGERS FROM TUESDAY’S CANCELLED FLIGHTS.TRAVELERS URGED TO LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME AND HEAD TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ONLY IF THEY HAVE CONFIRMED FLIGHTS FOLLOWING TUESDAY’S WINTER STORM, SINCE WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

Date: March 15, 2017
The Q70 LaGuardia Bus Link will be free through Friday to help relieve anticipated traffic congestion in the wake of Tuesday’s storm that led to the cancellation of 99 percent of the airport’s flights…[more]

 

LAGUARDIA EXPECTS SIGNIFICANT VEHICLE TRAFFIC TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY AS AIRPORT ACCOMMODATES REBOOKED PASSENGERS FROM TUESDAY’S CANCELLED FLIGHTS. TRAVELERS URGED TO LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME AND HEAD TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ONLY IF THEY HAVE CONFIRMED FLIGHTS FOLLOWING TUESDAY’S WINTER STORM, SINCE WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

Date: March 15, 2017
Travelers are Urged to Check With Their Airlines Prior To Traveling to LGA and to Use the Q70 LaGuardia Bus Link – Free Today through Friday – and Other Mass Transit and Ride-Share Options to Access the Airport…[more]

 

AIRPORT ADVISORY- FOLLOWING TUESDAY’S WINTER STORM, MOST FLIGHTS FULLY BOOKED AT LAGUARDIA, KENNEDY AND NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORTS ON WEDNESDAY; AIRPORTS EXPECT SIGNIFICANT VEHICLE TRAFFIC TOMORROW

Date: March 14, 2017
Airports Travelers are urged to call their airlines prior to traveling to the airports; Passengers without a confirmed flight should not come to the airports; All travelers are advised to use mass transit including the JFK AirTrain, EWR AirTrain and LaGuardia Link Q70 Bus…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY UPDATE ON CONDITIONS AT ITS TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES

Date: March 14, 2017
As a result of the major snowstorm impacting the New York-New Jersey region, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 10:30 a.m…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY PREPARED FOR MAJOR BLIZZARD EXPECTED TO HIT THE REGION EARLY TOMORROW

Date: March 13, 2017
Forecasters predict 12-18 inches of snow, blizzard-like conditions; Travelers urged to stay off the roads, away from transportation facilities if possible…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES LARGEST EVER $32.2 BILLION 10-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN

Date: February 16, 2017
Plan reflects agency’s return to its core transportation mission; Leverages private sector dollars to help rebuild region’s aging infrastructure; Creates 235,400 job years and $56 billion in overall economic activity…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY- FREE LAGUARDIA LINK Q70 BUS SERVICE OVER PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY AND DISCOUNTED PARKING AT LONG-TERM LOT (P10)

Date: February 15 2017
Free LaGuardia Link Q70 service provides convenient connection to New York City Subway and Long Island Railroad; Discounted $18 price at long-term P10 lot and traffic mitigation plans to assist passengers, including free parking in Cell Phone Lot P5 for passenger pick-up. Relocated taxi stand and for-hire vehicle pick-up areas will create streamlined process. [more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY PREPARED FOR FIRST MAJOR SNOWFALL OF 2017

Date: February 8, 2017
The first significant winter storm of 2017 is expected to hit the New York-New Jersey region early tomorrow morning, bringing 6 to 12 inches of heavy wet snow and high winds throughout the day…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY RESPONSE TO REASON FOUNDATION’S CALL FOR AGENCY’S REINVENTION THROUGH PRIVATIZATION 

Date: January 27, 2017
Agency’s Proposed 10-Year Capital Plan Makes Unprecedented Investment in Core Transportation Assets; Port Authority Already Established National Leader in Public-Private Partnerships…[more]

 

PASSENGER ACTIVITY AT PORT AUTHORITY AIRPORTS SETS NEW RECORD FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Date: January 25, 2017
More than 130 million air passengers welcomed in 2016. Increase spurs economic activity and underscores demand for the Port Authority’s comprehensive airport modernization programs…[more]

 

MEDIA ADVISORY – PORT AUTHORITY PREPARED FOR UPCOMING NOR’EASTER STORM

Date: January 23, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has made extensive preparations for personnel and equipment at all of its facilities in advance of an approaching nor’easter storm…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY STEPS UP AIRPORT SECURITY IN WAKE OF SHOOTING AT FOR LAUDERDALE AIRPORT 

Date: January 6, 2017
Port Authority Police are stepping up patrols and deployment of officers with heavy tactical weapons at agency airports, including John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia, in the wake of today’s deadly airport shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY BOARD ISSUES DRAFT $32 BILLION 10-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN; EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OUTREACH PLANNED

Date: January 6, 2017
Plan  includes $29.5 billion for direct Port Authority projects that will continue agency’s efforts to return to its core transportation mission…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY PREPARED TO HANDLE MILLIONS OF TRAVELERS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Date: December 21, 2016
Travelers urged to leave extra travel time due to heavy volume at airports and trans-Hudson crossings; plans to ease roadway congestion are in place at LaGuardia AirportMore than 18.3 million travelers are expected to use Port Authority airports, bridges, tunnels and PATH trains during the holiday season…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – FREE LAGUARDIA AIRPORT LINK Q70 BUS SERVICE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND FREE PARKING AT LAGUARDIA LOT P10 ON FRIDAY DURING PEAK HOLIDAY TRAVEL RUSH

Date: December 21, 2016
Free LaGuardia Link Q70 service provides convenient connection to New York City Subway and Long Island Railroad. To alleviate terminal roadway congestion, Long-Term Parking Lot P10 will be FREE for all parkers entering on Friday, on first-come first-serve basis…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF HUNTLEY A. LAWRENCE AS AGENCY’S NEW AVIATION DIRECTOR 

Date: December 13, 2016
Huntley A. Lawrence, a 31-year veteran of the Port Authority, has been named the agency’s new Director of Aviation, succeeding the retiring Thomas L. Bosco as head of the nation’s largest airport system…[more]

 

PARKING RATES AT AIRPORTS TO INCREASE

Date: December 7, 2016
Increases designed to manage parking demand in busiest central terminal areas, while maintaining lower-cost option for long-term parking customers…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – LAGUARDIA AIRPORT TRAVELERS URGED TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME AND USE MASS TRANSIT OR REDUCED-RATE PARKING LOT P10 DURING UPCOMING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEK

Date: November 16, 2016
Heavy holiday passenger traffic and construction activity may create traffic delays and limit availability of daily parking…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – SECOND RUNWAY AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT HAS REOPENED. PASSENGERS STILL ADVISED TO CONTACT CARRIERS FOR UPDATED FLIGHT INFORMATION

Date: October 28, 2016
Both of LaGuardia Airport’s runways are now open…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – PASSENGERS FLYING FROM LAGUARDIA ADVISED TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH AIRLINES ON FRIDAY SCHEDULE STATUS, FOLLOWING AIRPORT RUNWAY INCIDENT

Date: October 27, 2016
Passengers flying from LaGuardia Airport on Friday are advised to contact their carrier…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY MEDIA BRIEFING ON LAGUARDIA AIRPORT INCIDENT

Date: October 27, 2016
Top Port Authority officials will hold a briefing starting between 9:30 and 10 tonight at LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal…[more]

 

ONE RUNWAY REOPENS AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT FOLLOWING INCIDENT

Date: October 27, 2016
One of LaGuardia’s two runways has reopened for arriving and departing flights, following tonight’s incident in which a plane overshot the runway. [more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY STATEMENT ON LAGUARDIA AIRPORT INCIDENT

Date: October 27, 2016
There were no injuries tonight when a charter plane carrying Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence and more than 30 others overshot a LaGuardia Airport runway. [more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – HURRICANE MATTHEW WILL IMPACT AIR TRAVEL FROM PORT AUTHORITY AIRPORTS TO SOUTHEAST DESTINATIONS

Date: October 6, 2016
Air travelers are encouraged to check with their carriers before heading to the airports for flights to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY PREPARED FOR TROPICAL STORM HERMINE

Date: September 2, 2016
Agency on high alert in advance of major coastal storm. The Port Authority has made preparations in advance of the potential arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY AND DELTA AIR LINES ADVANCE A $4 BILLION PROJECT FOR SECOND PHASE OF THE CREATION OF A NEW LAGUARDIA AIRPORT

Date: July 21, 2016
Delta agrees to replace outmoded Terminals C and D with new facility to be integrated into a new unified terminal complex, with Port Authority investment capped at $600 million  …[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – LAGUARDIA AIRPORT PARKING LOTS EXPECTED TO BE AT CAPACITY FROM TUESDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS UNTIL LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Date: July 18, 2016
All parking lots at LaGuardia Airport are expected to reach capacity early every Tuesday and remain full until late every Thursday…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT, ALL PARKING LOTS EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT CAPACITY UNTIL LATE THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016

Date: July 13, 2016
All parking lots at LaGuardia Airport have reached capacity and are expected to remain full until late in the day on Thursday, July 14, 2016. [more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Date: June 23, 2016
Exercise will have no impact on flight operations, but airline passengers and motorists may notice numerous emergency vehicles…[more]

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY – PORT AUTHORITY RESTRUCTURING PARKING AS PART OF TRANSFORMATIVE LAGUARDIA REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Date: May 31, 2016
Travelers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider using public transportation…[more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY ADVANCES MAJOR MODERNIZATION PROJECTS AT LAGUARDIA AND NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

Date: Mar 24, 2016
Agency reaffirms commitment to core transportation mission with funding for new Terminal B and Central Hall at LaGuardia and replacement of Newark’s outmoded Terminal A… [more]

 

PASSENGER ACTIVITY AT PORT AUTHORITY AIRPORTS IN 2015 SETS NEW RECORDS, HELPS SPUR REGIONAL ECONOMY

Date: Feb 03, 2016
Business leaders in New York and New Jersey hail growth in commerce and jobs… [more]

 

PORT AUTHORITY BOARD VOTES TO MOVE FORWARD ON LAGUARDIA AIRPORT REDEVELOPMENT  

Date: May 28, 2015
The Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to begin the first phase of a new vision for an overall redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport by selecting LaGuardia Gateway Partners to develop a $3.6 billion world-class facility… [more]

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