The construction at LaGuardia doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Last Monday, Governor Cuomo signed state legislation that will allow for a LaGuardia Airport AirTrain to be built on public land.
The new AirTrain will cut down the airport commute to less than 30 minutes from Midtown Manhattan! It’ll connect the airport to Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station, as well as offer rail access from the LIRR and the 7 line subway. About the project, Governor Cuomo said in a statement:
“AirTrain LGA will set an example of comprehensive transit infrastructure for the rest of the nation, and will pay dividends for decades by connecting riders to transit hubs across the Metropolitan area, boosting passenger growth across all airlines, and providing a more efficient means of travel for generations to come.”
This new development will be part of the $8 billion LaGuardia redevelopment project that will turn the airport into a world-class airport worthy of New York,” as Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton put it.
Construction is expected to begin in 2020, and will end in 2022. Here’s a look at some of the renderings of the changes being made to LGA airport: