In new York city want to start the Express train to LaGuardia for $1.5 billion

В Нью-Йорке хотят запустить аэроэкспресс до LaGuardia за $1,5 млрд

In new York city want to start the Express train to LaGuardia for $1.5 billion

Author: Alina Dykman

LaGuardia Queens New York

The appointed environmental assessment for the construction of the airport AirTrain to the airport is LaGuardia in Queens.

Aeroexpress is simply necessary, say representatives of the Transport authority of new York and new Jersey (Port Authority of New York & New Jersey — PANYNJ), in recent years the traffic in this already congested direction is growing and will continue to grow.

“Given the congestion on the roads, it’s irresponsible — not to build AirTrain”, — stated yesterday, October 11, Executive Director of the Port Authority Rick cotton.

According to the preliminary draft, Aeroexpress to be built from the station Mets-Willets Point. New Yorkers promise that in this case they will be able to get from downtown to LaGuardia in just 30 minutes. If this route is approved, it will cost new York about $1.5 billion.

Among alternative solutions to traffic problems, the Department of transport has proposed to expand the subway from Astoria or bus service with dedicated lanes or to create a ferry route from East 90th Street. However, according to the Port Authority, Aeroexpress is the best solution.

The project is already supported by business groups, hotels, construction companies and trade unions of the airlines. But environmentalists advocating for the improvement of public access to the Bay flushing, treated him critically. Therefore, it was decided to appoint an environmental assessment.

When will start and how long it would take the construction of the AirTrain (in the case of approval of the project), PANYNJ said.

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