Posts Tagged ‘LaGuardia’

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]

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]

The Peace Dividend

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in News, Real Estate/Construction, Transportation

Foye sees transportation funding boost as World Trade Center rebuilding nears completion Everywhere Patrick Foye goes since he became executive director of the Port Authority, he brings up something he calls a peace dividend. As Foye describes it, a peace dividend will come once the Port Authority wraps up its work rebuilding the World Trade Center site, paving the way to invest billions of dollars in aging transportation infrastructure. The phrase is borrowed from the decline in military spending after… [More]

Paying The Price

Written by City & State on . Posted in Government Operations, Other Features, Real Estate/Construction, Transportation

Everyone wants to build something new, but nobody wants to pay for it—except Chris Ward. The Port Authority executive director proposed drastically higher tolls and fares and was pilloried by the governors of New York and New Jersey, who later accepted a smaller increase—and have since done nothing to quash speculation that Ward will soon be forced out of a job. But Ward is unbowed, telling The Capitol that the people who use roads, bridges, airports, rail systems and other… [More]