Posts Tagged ‘Global Gateway Alliance’

Airport Coalition Calls for Expansion of N Line to LaGuardia

Written by Michael Gareth Johnson on . Posted in Latest, News, Transportation, Video

The Global Gateway Alliance, a coalition founded by real estate developer Joe Sitt to improve New York City’s airports, is taking aim at the lack of  viable mass transit access to LaGuardia Airport. At City & State’s State of Our City forum at Baruch College, Global Gateway Alliance Executive Director Stephen Sigmund called for  the revival of the N line extension to LaGuardia Airport, which was originally part of a MTA capital plan that got discarded in 2000 as a… [More]

Cuomo to Address Aging Airports in State of the State

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Daily

In a rambling ode to infrastructure investment, Vice President Joe Biden criticized the condition of U.S. airports, which he said are outdated. “If I blindfolded you and took you into an airport in China or Hong Kong, and you looked around, and I asked you where you were, assuming it was totally empty, most of you would say, this is what I want, this must be America,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s disaster relief plan. “The most… [More]

Up in the Air: Coalition Pushes for Improvements to Area’s Aging Airports

Written by Wilder Fleming on . Posted in Budget/Taxes, Real Estate/Construction, Transportation, Uncategorized

Anyone who frequents New York City’s airports is familiar with the delays that plague them, which are consistently ranked among the worst in the nation. And while the causes are myriad, the sheer volume of flights crowding the runways and airways is putting the system’s aging infrastructure to the test. Newark, JFK and LaGuardia handle more passengers combined—109 million in 2012—than any other regional airport system in the country. Last year the number of flights approached the prerecession peak of… [More]

Delta and Port Authority Open New Terminal at JFK (Updated)

Written by Morgan Pehme on . Posted in Economic Development, Features, Heard Around Town, News, Transportation

Delta and the Port Authority opened Delta Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Friday. The sprawling terminal, which was built through a public-private partnership between the airline and the Port Authority, is part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment plan at JFK, an airport that many industry experts say has been badly in need of expansion and modernization for some time. “Modern terminals are the most visible component in creating an airport experience that passengers rank first… [More]