LaGuardia Airport AirTrain

In June 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of the State of New York signed legislation to advance the process to design, study, and construct a new AirTrain light rail connection between LaGuardia Airport and the Long Island Rail Road and New York City Transit stations at Citi Field/Willets Point in Queens. The new system is expected to provide LaGuardia Airport travelers with a 30-minute trip to and from New York Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. The AirTrain would also serve as an on-airport transit system to facilitate transfers between airline terminals and provide connections to potential parking facilities and a consolidated rental car facility. AKRF is Owner’s Representative to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the review of materials developed by the Federal Aviation Administration’s consultant in preparing an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to NEPA guidelines.

(Images courtesy of the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)


The Port Authority authorized $2.05 billion in October 2019 to develop the new AirTrain light rail system serving LaGuardia Airport, and the FAA publicly posted the Final Environmental Impact Statement in March 2021.

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