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Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

Contact a Health Care Provider if Exposure Suspected

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Newark NJ, On April 16, 2019, an international traveler from Israel who has been confirmed to have had measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport from Tel Aviv. The individual was infectious on that day and may have exposed others to measles. If you were in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport on April 16 between 4 and 8 a.m., you may have been exposed to measles and, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as May 7.

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Democrat Bill to Increase Airline Ticket Prices in New Jersey


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Newark NJ, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said a pair of tax bills advanced by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee today will hurt New Jersey families, employers, and tourism efforts.
The first bill, S-2892, would increase taxes on jet fuel by eliminating certain aviation fuel tax exemptions.

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Peacock Turned Away from Los Angeles bound United Flight at Newark Liberty Airport


January 31,2018

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Newark NJ, With all the things you cant bring on a plane you can add one more , you can’t bring your emotional support peacock either.United Airlines turned away Brooklyn artist Ventiko and her big bird Dexter, after she tried to bring the service peacock onboard her flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Los Angeles.

Ventiko had even purchased a seat for bird , which has its own Instagram account , but it was still denied entry past the ticketing area of the airport.

A spokesperson for United further told Fox News that the traveler(s) with the peacock were told they would not be able to bring it on board, “This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size. We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport,” said United in a statement.

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May 2,2017
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Newark NJ, Extension would provide access to the airport via a one-seat ride from Manhattan and add transit access to the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward

The Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners today authorized $57 million in planning funds for the first phase of the PATH system extension to Newark Liberty International Airport, a projected $1.7-billion project that is a key component of the board’s 2017-2026 capital plan and essential to improved regional rail service for the commuting public.

“The Port Authority is committed to making critical investments in a transportation network that supports regional growth and meets the demands of the millions of people who live, work and visit the region,” said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan. “This planning effort will provide analysis of key components – ridership data, cost updates, environmental and economic impacts – to help the agency continue to evaluate the project before moving forward with construction.”

“Our 10-year capital plan dedicates $32 billion towards strategic investments to support the modernization of critical transportation infrastructure,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. “This project improves transportation access to Newark Airport while extending PATH’s trans-Hudson network in Newark.”

Subject to completion of the environmental review process and project authorization by the Port Authority board, the project would include a new station in Newark’s South Ward Dayton Street neighborhood, a new rail yard facility and modification of existing platforms at Newark Penn Station to accommodate increased passenger flow.

Today’s authorization provides funding critical to move the project through preliminary design and the required environmental review process. It includes funds for environmental and transportation services, including preliminary engineering work as well as program and project management services.

Currently, the PATH Newark-to-World Trade Center line’s western-most point is Newark Penn Station. The project will extend the line west through the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward, ending at the Newark Liberty rail link station.

Once approved, construction of the extension is expected to begin in 2020 with full revenue service to start in 2026. As a multimodal transportation hub, the new station also will reduce traffic congestion and provide environmental benefits through increased use of public transportation.

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N.J. lawmakers want to block this airline from flying out of Newark Airport

Emirates Airline

By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for
on March 08, 2017 at 1:23 PM, updated March 08, 2017 at 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON — Emirates Airline, owned by the United Arab Emirates, is about to launch flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens.

Members of the New Jersey and New York congressional delegations want to block them.

The reason? They say Emirates and two other non-union Middle Eastern airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have gotten $50 billion in government subsidies in violation of the Open Skies agreements removing limits on international flights to and from the U.S.

“While we support expanding flight options and greater connectivity, we do not support subsidy-enabled flights that cost American jobs and could violate U.S. trade agreements,” a bipartisan group of 25 New Jersey and New York lawmakers wrote to President Donald Trump in advance of Emirates’ maiden flight on Saturday.

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Workers protest for $15 minimum wage at Newark airport


Katie Park , @kathspark3:43 p.m. EST November 29, 2016

In New Jersey, the minimum wage is $8.38.

NEWARK – As part of a national demonstration, workers part of the Service Employees International Union converged at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon to rally for a $15-per-hour minimum wage — which is what New York airport workers make, organizers say — and to advocate for fairer working standards, according to numerous reports.

The coalition of workers — made up of workers from airports, fast food restaurants, Uber and taxi companies — started the “civil disobedience” march in Manhattan, then moved down into northern New Jersey to continue the campaign for a $15 wage, dubbed “Fight For 15,” according to Newark Patch.

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Drone Spotted In Path Of Planes At Newark Liberty International Airport


August 9, 2015 11:12 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Another drone was reported Sunday in the path of several flights at a Tri-State Area airport.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said a drone was found on the final approach path to Runway 4 Right at Newark Liberty International Airport between noon and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, air traffic control tower audio captured the disturbing incident.

“Attention all aircraft use caution,” an air traffic controller warns. “Drone activity reported left side.”

The drone was spotted by the pilots of four commercial flights, which were between 2,000 and 3,000 feet in the air and between eight and 13 miles from the airport at the time, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The flights were ExpressJet 3267, an Embraer E145; Northwest Airlink 5837, an Embraer E170; United Airlines 107, a Boeing 767; and United Airlines 1210, a Boeing 737, the FAA said.