FAA Gives Greenlight to LaGuardia Airport AirTrain Project
On Tuesday, July 20,2021 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed-off on the planned $2.1 billion LaGuardia AirTrain project that will connect LaGuardia airport to the Willets Point transportation hub near Citi Field. The project is part of an $8 billion redevelopment well underway to transform the Queens airport into a state-of-the-art facility to serve 21st Century travelers. Construction of the AirTrain is expected to create 3,000 union construction jobs and more than $500 million in business contracting opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses and local, Queens-based businesses. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), infrastructure work is set to begin this summer.