Planning for AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport Moves Ahead
It may soon become easier to take the train to the plane for those flying out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that plans for the AirTrain have moved ahead to the planning stages and that a request for proposals was issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, to construct the light rail system.
“LaGuardia is an anachronistic anomaly and is the only major airport on the East Coast – from Boston in the north to Miami in the South – that does not have rail access,” said Patrick Foye, the Port Authority’s executive director, adding that “the LaGuardia AirTrain will drive economic activity while reducing congestion across our roadways.”
The planned system would run from the Willets Point stop of the 7 Train and Long Island Rail Road to two terminals at a newly rebuilt LaGuardia Airport. A trip would take six minutes.
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