Queens congresswoman calls on Port Authority to combat aircraft noise


Congresswoman Grace Meng recently announced a new push to reduce excessive aircraft noise in northeast Queens.

In a letter to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton, Meng said that the LaGuardia Airport Draft Noise Compatibility Program introduced by the agency to combat aircraft noise does not go far enough for Queens residents who have been negatively impacted for too long.

The Port Authority proposed a multiyear plan to mitigate the noise in communities that live near the airports, with several noise reduction recommendations that will be sent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for final consideration in early 2022.

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