AirTrain to LaGuardia Gets Green Light

By Paul Riegler on 25 June 2018
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LaGuardia Airport and Rikers Island viewed from above

LaGuardia Airport and Rikers Island viewed from above

It will soon be possible to reach New York’s LaGuardia Airport without sitting in traffic.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing the LaGuardia AirTrain project to move forward on Monday.

Explaining that public transportation to the airport was essential to LaGuardia’s transformation, Governor Cuomo said that the new train will “set an example of comprehensive transit infrastructure for the rest of the nation.”

The airport is currently undergoing an $8 billion redevelopment plan. Construction at the airport began in 2016.

Construction for the LaGuardia AirTrain is expected to start in 2020 and be completed by 2022. Once in operation, passengers should be able to go from midtown to the airport in 30 minutes.

The new AirTrain will run from the airport to Willets Point near the Mets’ Citi Field stadium, where it would connect with both the Long Island Rail Road and the 7 Flushing Local subway train.

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