How holiday travel fared in New Jersey
Mid-Atlantic estimates that 521,400 New Jerseyans will travel more than 50 miles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Here's how they were faring on Wednesday evening:
NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: The FAA's flight delay Web site reported some arriving flights being delayed more than two hours. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expected 547,000 passengers over the holiday weekend
ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIPORT: Flights were running on time at the airport, which expected holiday travel to be 40 percent higher than the previous year, with more than 6,600 using the airport over the weekend.
AMTRAK: Several sold-out trains on what is typically Amtrak's busiest day of the year, with half the rail service's passengers traveling on the busy northeast corridor between Boston, New York and Washington. At Pennsylvania Station in New York, there was a growing knot of people with heavy suitcases in the Amtrak waiting area.
NJ TRANSIT: Service through the day was running on or close to schedule. Extra trains were scheduled to run out of Penn Station New York starting at noon. Extra buses were expected out of Port Authority Bus Terminal starting at 1 p.m. Eleven additional trains were scheduled to stop at Newark airport, where triple the number of passengers were expected.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE and GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: As of about 6 p.m., the Turnpike had stop-and-go traffic around southbound Interchanges 10 and 8, and northbound Interchanges 5 and 8. There were no major delays on the Garden State Parkway.
ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY: No major delays reported.