Port Authority expects more than 5.5 million travelers during July 4th weekend


NEW YORK – More than 5.5 million people will travel by air, car and rail using Port Authority facilities during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the summer. The Port Authority is taking proactive measures to ensure travelers have a safe and enjoyable experience while using the agency’s facilities. Customer assistance will be provided by Port Authority staff through website alerts, Twitter updates, online parking reservations and customer care representatives stationed at the agency’s airports.

From Wednesday, June 29, through Monday, July 4, the agency forecasts more than 2.6 million passengers will use the Port Authority’s airports – a 2.3 percent increase from last year’s Fourth of July holiday period. That includes an expected 5,400 passengers flying in and out of Stewart International Airport near Newburgh.

Travelers driving to John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty or Stewart airports can call ahead at 888-250-8277 for general parking information or can visit www.parkintheairport.com to obtain parking rates and information, check on space availability, reserve a parking space or learn about summer parking promotions in selected parking lots.
With gasoline prices lower than in the past several years, highways are likely to be very busy, especially with near perfect weather expected through the Fourth.   

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