11/20/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2020 14:45
BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY
Date: Nov 20, 2020
Press Release Number: 112-2020
Lane closings planned at the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel and Goethals Bridge
States of New York and New Jersey discourage non-essential interstate travel
Face coverings required for anyone using Port Authority facilities to prevent spread of COVID-19
Lanes will be closed this week at the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel and Goethals Bridge. A separate travel advisory for the Thanksgiving holiday will be issued next week.
As a reminder to the traveling public, face coverings are required for anyone using Port Authority facilities to help protect fellow passengers and employees from the spread of COVID-19, including PATH trains and stations; the World Trade Center transportation hub; the Midtown Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station; the Port Authority's airports and on AirTrain. Additionally, terminal access at John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports remains restricted to ticketed passengers, airport employees, and those who otherwise demonstrate a need to enter the facility for airport business.
Travelers entering the region are also reminded that state travel advisories require anyone entering New York or New Jersey from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. Essential workers and travelers with layovers of less than 24 hours in the tri-state area are exempt. More information is available here for New York and New Jersey, including updated information on how to exit quarantine early in New York state. Non-essential travel between New York and New Jersey is currently discouraged.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.