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5.5 Million Record High Number of Travelers Expected to Fly or Drive Over Five-Day 4th of July Holiday Travel Period

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey strongly encourages travelers by air, rail and road to allot additional travel time during the five-day July Fourth holiday travel period. More than 5.5 million passengers are expected to use its airports, bridges and tunnels between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7, which would represent a record high for the July Fourth travel period.

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Tri-state Airports See Surge in Passenger Volume

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Newark NJ, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced its commercial airports continued seeing a surge in passenger volume, recording the busiest first four months of the year ever. The milestone was capped by the second-busiest busiest April of all time. Likewise, the Port of New York and New Jersey recorded its fifth consecutive month of year-over-year growth, surpassing 700,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in April. Traffic volume at bridges and tunnels maintained a robust pace, while passenger volume at the PATH commuter rail continued to grow above 2023 levels, holding steady at roughly 70 percent or pre-COVID ridership.

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The Port Authority Sets Record For Airport Passengers and Cargo Traffic in November

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Newark NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that the agency’s airports saw their busiest November on record, bolstered by a record-breaking Thanksgiving travel period. Port Authority airports remain on pace for their busiest year ever. Additionally, the PATH commuter railroad recorded its highest monthly total as a percentage compared to 2019 passenger levels, traffic at the bridges and tunnels continued to achieve pre-pandemic levels, and the Port of New York and New Jersey continued outpacing its 2019 cargo activity, closing 2023 as the nation’s second busiest port for loaded containers.

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New York City is experiencing its first Christmas season without Airbnb

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New York NY, New York City is experiencing its first Christmas season without Airbnb, and the cost of accommodations is on the rise. In September, the city implemented a stringent short-term rental policy that essentially excluded Airbnb, providing benefits to renters but limiting choices for tourists. Expedia Group reports a 25% year-over-year increase in hotel searches this month, with average nightly rates reaching $477, compared to last year’s still-high $416.

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The Port Authority expects this to be the busiest Christmas and New Year travel period ever for its three major airports

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Newark NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that nearly 14 million travelers are expected to use its airports and vehicular crossings during the 13-day peak travel period from Thursday, Dec. 21, to Tuesday, Jan. 2. The Port Authority expects this to be the busiest Christmas and New Year travel period ever for its three major airports, a continuation of travel trends seen throughout the year.

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The Port Authority to Conduct an Emergency Response Exercise at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday November 18th

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New York NY, on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Port Authority will conduct an emergency response exercise at John F. Kennedy International Airport. During this time, airport operations will not be affected, though travelers and members of the public may see smoke and emergency vehicles at and around the airport.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Traffic at Bridges and Tunnels at Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that its three major airports continued their record-setting pace through the first seven months of the year, surpassing 2019 numbers. The agency also reported that the seaport was the nation’s busiest for the month of July, handling its highest total of TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) since October 2022. The agency also released monthly and year-to-date facility volumes at the agency’s airports, bridges and tunnels, PATH commuter rail and seaport.

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Port Authority Reports Traffic Levels at the Bridges and Tunnels in May 2023 Reached Pre-pandemic Levels

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced its facility volumes at the agency’s regional airports, bridges and tunnels, PATH commuter rail and seaport for the month of May 2023.

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6.3 Million Travelers Expected to Use Port Authority Airports and Bridges and Tunnels During Thanksgiving Holiday

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More than 6.3 Million Travelers Expected to Use Port Authority Airports and Bridges and Tunnels During Thanksgiving Holiday; Plan Ahead for Heavy Traffic, Longer Wait Times at Airports 

Air Travelers Should Arrive to Airports at Least 2 to 3 Hours Prior to Departure Depending on Destination, Anticipate Longer Waits at TSA Security Checkpoints

Port Authority, MTA Strongly Encourage Public Transit Use to Airports

Port Authority Will Suspend Non-Emergency Lane Closures at Vehicle Crossings to Accommodate Higher Volume Over Thanksgiving Holiday

PATH to Add Service on Thanksgiving; 9 St and 23 St Stations Will Remain Open at all Hours Over Holiday Weekend

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that more than 6.3 million air passengers and vehicles are expected to use its airports and vehicular crossings from Wednesday to Monday, Nov. 23 to 28.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Long-Term Airport Parking

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So you’re gearing up for your trip and are trying to decide what to do with your car when it’s time to fly out. Do you park it at the airport or do you choose to leave it at home or take a taxi to the airport? Do you choose to use a car service such as Uber or Lyft? There are plenty of solutions to this popular issue. Many airports offer several different options for parking with differing lengths of time. Most airports will offer a choice between short-term parking and long-term parking. Today we’re here to talk about the top 3 reasons you should consider long-term parking at the airport. Continue reading 3 Reasons You Should Consider Long-Term Airport Parking

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FAA-Caused Flight Delays at Newark Airport , Blames Staffing Shortages

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Newark NJ, the Federal Aviation Administration caused significant delays in the New York area on Monday after it forced ground delays due to staffing shortages, marking another disruption in a summer already marked by unusually high levels of flight delays and cancellations.

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The top 5 benefits of using an airport transfer service

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When booking a holiday, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to get to and from the airport. An airport transfer service takes all the stress out of travel, getting you safely to your destination without any fuss. Here are just five of the top benefits of using an airport transfer service.  Continue reading The top 5 benefits of using an airport transfer service

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Travelers Strongly Encouraged to Pre-book Parking at Area Airport Parking Facilities for Upcoming Memorial Day holiday

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JFK and EWR Customers Advised to Use Mass Transit and the AirTrain System

LGA Customers Advised to Use the Free Q70 MTA Select-Bus Express Non-Stop Service from Subway to Terminals B, C and D

Additional MTA Bus Routes to LGA Include Q47, Q48, Q72, and M60

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PORT AUTHORITY REPORTS DRAMATIC DECLINE IN VOLUMES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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In Third Quarter, Passenger Volumes Down 84 Percent at JFK, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia Airports from 2019 

Third Quarter PATH Ridership Down 81 Percent from 2019; in Third Quarter, Bridges and Tunnels Traffic Decreased 14 Percent from Third Quarter 2019

Weekly Volumes for October 2020 Show Declines Continue into Fourth Quarter

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Port Authority of New York and Jersey Seeks $3 Billion Federal Bailout

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Fort Lee NJ, Port Authority of New York and Jersey Chairman Kevin O’Toole and Executive Director Rick Cotton called on the federal government to provide the Port Authority with $3 billion in direct financial assistance to avoid the devastating impact of sharp revenue losses to the agency’s critically important capital construction projects. The agency has projected revenue losses of $3 billion over 24 months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal aid will protect the agency’s capital plan – and by doing so, to help drive the region’s and the nation’s economic recovery.

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