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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE AT PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14, FROM 12:30 AM to 6 AM

Date: Apr 11, 2018
Press Release Number: 64-2018

There will be no impact on operations, but passengers and motorists may notice simulated smoke and numerous emergency vehicles around the bus terminal

The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response exercise at the Port Authority Bus Terminal from 12:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Those using the terminal or passing by during those hours may notice simulated smoke and emergency vehicles as part of the exercise.

The drill will not impact operations, but the first, second and third floors of the terminal’s North Wing will be closed to the public during the training.

The exercise will take place in the North Wing, and there will be a closure of the North Wing from 10 p.m.to 6 a.m. (Access from the 8th Avenue entrance to the subway level will be available until 1 a.m., the normal closing time).

The South Wing will be closed during normal overnight hours from 1 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Additionally, there are the following planned street and sidewalk closings:

  • 41st St between 8th Ave and 9th Ave: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • 9th Ave: Left lane from 40 Street – 41 Street: 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Dyer Ave: 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • 8th Ave: Left two lanes between 40th and 42nd streets: 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Sidewalks in front of the Bus Terminal, west side of 8th Avenue from 40th Street to the North Wing entrance, just south of 42nd Street 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Saturday’s exercise will focus on the bus terminal’s emergency plan for mutual aid response, enabling bus terminal personnel and local emergency response organizations to train together and validate response procedures. The exercise will include members of the Port Authority along with federal, state, and local partners.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

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.


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