The Port Authority on Monday hammered the final nail in the coffin of the controversial proposal to build an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport.
The move comes more than a year after Gov. Kathy Hochul halted the plan, a pet project of her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo, and commissioned a study for alternatives. On Monday, the Port Authority’s “expert panel” released its final report, shunning the long-contentious AirTrain and declaring the best option to be a new shuttle bus between the airport and the end of the N/W subway line in Astoria, Queens.
“New Yorkers deserve world-class transportation to world-class airports,” the governor said in a statement. “Shortly after taking office, I asked the Port Authority to thoroughly examine mass transit solutions for LaGuardia Airport that would reduce car traffic and increase connectivity, while meeting the demand of our customers. I am grateful to the expert panel, the technical consultants, and the Port Authority for providing a clear, cost-effective path forward with an emissions-free transit solution for customers.”