Finally! AirTrain coming to LaGuardia (LGA) & Possible Terminal Redesign

At a breakfast this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposed rail link to connect LaGuardia (LGA) with both the 7 train and Long Island Rail Road stops near Citi Field. From the NYT:

The elevated train, similar to the AirTrains used to reach Kennedy Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, would cost about $450 million to build and run for 1.5 miles along the Grand Central Parkway, the governor’s office said. When the train would start operating, however, is uncertain. “I would not venture a guess to the timing,” Mr. Cuomo said on Tuesday. The governor said his office needed “a couple of months to work up the design” of the train before a solid timetable could be established. Aides to the governor said later that the train could be operational within five years.

The governor said his office would also explore redesigning the terminals at La Guardia, which Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. recently compared to the facilities at a third-world country. Mr. Cuomo called the airport a “bad use of space,” and proposed, among other ideas, a high-speed ferry link from Manhattan and a new slate of departure-gate restaurants.

Check out the full article here.

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