07/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/07/2020 19:17
BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY
Date: Jul 07, 2020
Press Release Number: 67-2020
Lane closings planned at the George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel
Face coverings required for anyone using Port Authority facilities to prevent spread of COVID-19
Lanes will be closed this week at the George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel for ongoing construction and repair projects.
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 a tri-state travel advisory currently requires anyone entering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. Essential workers and travelers with layovers in the tri-state area are exempt. More information is available here for New York and New Jersey.
The Port Authority is seeking passenger and motorist feedback on regional travel patterns as the region reopens. Anyone who used or plans to use Port Authority facilities to travel between New York and New Jersey is encouraged to take this survey through September 2: https://www.panynj.gov/travelersurvey
George Washington Bridge:
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.