Latest Port Authority of New York and New Jersey News

Truck crash snarls commute out of NYC on eve of holiday

Jul. 3, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — A dozen people were injured and thousands of commuters were delayed on the eve of July Fourth as a garbage truck flipped over a stone wall outside one of two tunnels connecting New Jersey with New York Wednesday. Cars were rerouted and buses were delayed for hours as the injured...

Bridge defendant freed, another spared prison pending appeal

Jul. 1, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Chris Christie appointee who was convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has been freed from prison and a former Christie aide won't have to report for her sentence while a U.S. Supreme Court review of their case is pending, a federal judge ruled Monday....

The Latest: Bridge defendant's prison start date delayed

Jul. 1, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the case involving two former allies of ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie convicted in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The date a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie must report to prison for her role in the George...

Diverted plane makes emergency landing at Newark Airport

Jun. 29, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United flight heading from New York to Houston diverted to Newark Liberty Airport and made an emergency landing. Inflatable slides were used to deplane passengers on the runway Saturday morning. No major injuries were reported. United said Flight 2098 heading from LaGuardia Airport...

Supreme Court agrees to hear 'Bridgegate' case

Jun. 28, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor for not backing their boss, former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The justices announced they...

The Latest: Christie says 'Bridgegate' case wasn't a crime

Jun. 28, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court agreeing to hear an appeal involving two people convicted in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't think a crime was committed in the George Washington Bridge lane closure...

Port Authority seeking fare, toll hikes across New York area

Jun. 25, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The authority that operates New York's airports and many of its bridges and tunnels is proposing fare and toll hikes across a broad swath of its facilities, some potentially taking effect as early as this fall, to keep pace with inflation and help fund more than $30 billion in capital...

Ex-airport worker admits to taking bribes during UN meeting

Jun. 21, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former supervisor at Kennedy Airport admitted Friday that she took bribes to allow Qatar and other countries to park their planes overnight during the United Nations General Assembly. Marlene Mizzi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of official misconduct and receiving unlawful...

PATH rail system making changes as rider increase looms

Jun. 20, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — PATH trains connecting northern New Jersey with New York City are going to be longer and more frequent in coming years, part of a plan to address overcrowding that figures to become more acute as thousands of residential units and parking spaces spring up around train stations. The...

Pittsburgh flight returns to LaGuardia after bird strike

Jun. 3, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pittsburgh-bound flight has safely returned to New York's LaGuardia Airport after a bird strike. American Airlines Flight 2107 returned at around 8:30 a.m. Monday. No injuries were reported. The airline said it was rebooking 98 passengers and evaluating the plane. It apologized for the...