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Port Authority Green Lights New Terminal for Newark

Port Authority Green Lights New Terminal for Newark

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved Thursday a new terminal for Newark Liberty International Airport, naming a contractor for the design and construction of the facility.
The new one-million-square-foot (92,900 square meter) Terminal One will have 33 gates and will be used for domestic flights. The plans also call for a new roadway network and parking for 3,000 cars.
The $1.41 billion contract was awarded to Tutor Perini/Parsons, …

Stewart Airport to Get New Name, $30 Million Expansion

Stewart Airport to Get New Name, $30 Million Expansion

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced plans to rename Stewart International Airport in New York’s Orange County and voted to approve a major expansion project for the airport.
While the new name was not yet formally announced, it is said to be New York International at Stewart Field.
Meanwhile, a $30 million expansion project was given the green light so that the airport can better accommodate international travelers. …

James New York – NoMad Opens in Manhattan

James New York – NoMad Opens in Manhattan

The James New York – NoMad, a new boutique hotel, officially opened its doors in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Located at 29th street and Madison Avenue, the hotel has 360 guestrooms, 28 of which are suites, as well as two penthouses. Each room offers yoga mats and meditation cushions, as well as dream interpretation books.
The property has a 24-hour fitness center, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dinning options include Scarpetta, an Italian restaurant …

New York’s MetroCard Machines to Briefly Go Cash Only

New York’s MetroCard Machines to Briefly Go Cash Only

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the city’s subway system, announced that its MetroCard machines would not accept credit cards early Saturday while the computer software that operates the machines is upgraded.
The interruption will last for five hours 59 minutes, from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday. MetroCards that do not need to have funds added will continue to work during the outage. The city’s buses …

Amtrak Acela Train Bound for New York City and Boston Comes Apart at 125 mph

Amtrak Acela Train Bound for New York City and Boston Comes Apart at 125 mph

Train cars on a New York- and Boston-bound high-speed Amtrak Acela train separated early Tuesday shortly after leaving Washington’s Union Station while the train was underway.
No injuries were reported in the accident, which took place in Maryland near Havre de Grace at 6:40 a.m. The 52 passengers on board Acela Express train 2150 were transferred to an Amtrak Northeast Regional train. The Acela train was reportedly traveling at 125 mph …

American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American Airlines announced that it plans to begin new shuttle service between Chicago O’Hare and New York’s LaGuardia Airport on April 4.
The carrier will offer hourly service between the two airports, with up to 15 flights per weekday.
Passengers in the main cabin will be offered complimentary beer and wine, and the service will have dedicated gates.
The American Shuttle operates between New York’s LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Ronald Reagan Washington …

JFK Terminal 4 to Be Site of American Express’ Largest Centurion Lounge

JFK Terminal 4 to Be Site of American Express’ Largest Centurion Lounge

American Express said Tuesday that it plans to open a new Centurion Lounge in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in early 2019.
The two-level lounge will provide more than 15,000 square feet (1,394 square meters) of space when it opens.
American Express said that the lounge will have as-of-yet undisclosed “special new features” in addition to a large dining area, bar, shower suites, restrooms, and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Terminal 4 is …