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President Obama's visit to cause mass transit disruptions

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President Barack Obama is making another trip to New York City that could cause big problems for commuters.

He is scheduled to arrive in New York City Thursday afternoon, along with First Lady Michelle Obama.

They're expected to head to One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan around 5 p.m., where they will meet elected officials including Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

They will get a firsthand look at construction progress at the World Trade Center site and President Obama will sign a beam that will become part of the building's infrastructure.

They will then attend campaign events, including a fundraising dinner at the Plaza Hotel.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour are co-hosting a fundraising dinner for the president's campaign at Parker's Lower Manhattan home.

As with most of the president's frequent New York City visits, it is expected to cause rush hour gridlock.

Expect road closures in Lower Manhattan while the president is at the World Trade Center.

There will be no PATH train service to and from the World Trade Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NJ Transit will cross-honor bus, rail, light rail and PATH tickets during that time.

The agency will also accept tickets from private bus lines.

New York Waterway ferries are running as an alternative to PATH trains. Customers can board ferries at either the World Financial Center or Pier 11 bound for Hoboken and Paulus Hook (Exchange Place in Jersey City).

Travelers can take the A, C or E subway lines to Penn. Station to access the PATH or take the R subway line to the 33rd Street PATH station.

Click HERE for more details on PATH service.

www.nywaterway.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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