The Port Authority sent out the following press release about the weekend PATH closures on the 33rd Street line. JCI will continue to follow this issue and post updates as we get them, we will also share updates via our Twitter feed so follow us @jcindependent.
PATH TO OFFER VOUCHERS TO CUSTOMERS
AFFECTED BY WEEKEND SERVICE OUTAGES WHO
ARE USING DOWNTOWN BUS SHUTTLES
Starting this weekend, PATH riders affected by weekend service outages on the 33rd Street line will be able to use their SmartLink or Metro cards to board the PATH shuttle bus at the Seventh Avenue pick-up stops for travel downtown to PATH’s World Trade Center station.
Previously, PATH customers could board the shuttle bus only using vouchers that needed to be picked up at the World Trade Center PATH Station. Vouchers will still be required for boarding the bus at the WTC pick-up stop (located at Church and Warren streets) to travel to 29th Street along Sixth Avenue.
However, customers who are originating closer to PATH’s closed 33rd Street line stations can now use either returning round-trip bus vouchers, SmartLink cards or Metro Cards for access to a shuttle bus.
After closely monitoring the shuttle bus operation over the past two weekends, the change was made to accommodate requests from customers asking for this modification in the bus shuttle voucher system. The closures on the 33rd Street line were instituted for the installation of new communications signals and other equipment to meet federally mandated safety and security upgrades. Weekend service suspension went into effect August 6 and is scheduled to run through December 19.
For additional traffic alerts and advisories, travelers are encouraged to sign up for Port Authority alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/ or follow the agency on Twitter @PANYNJ.
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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 construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which 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.