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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE AT JOURNAL SQUARE PATH STATION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, FROM 12:30 AM TO 5 AM

Date: Aug 17, 2018
Press Release Number: 130-2018

There will be no impact on operations, but passengers may hear the sound of simulated gunfire.

The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response drill at the Journal Square PATH Station from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 18. Passengers using the station or passing by during those hours may hear the sound of simulated gunfire or notice emergency vehicles as part of the exercise.

The drill will not impact operations, but the lower level concourse of the station will be closed to the public during the training. Signs will be posted in the area to provide information on the drill, and PATH customer service personnel will be on hand to assist passengers. The exercise will be closed to the media.

Saturday’s exercise will focus on the PATH’s emergency plan for mutual aid response, enabling PATH personnel and local emergency response organizations to train together and validate response procedures. The exercise will include Port Authority police and other staff, along with 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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