Press Release Article

Statement by Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton in advance of the Federal Aviation Administration’s public scoping meetings about the proposed LaGuardia AirTrain project

Date: Jun 05, 2019
Press Release Number: 85-2019

“We are pleased that the FAA is commencing public meetings to advance the formal environmental review for the proposed AirTrain LGA project. Today, LaGuardia Airport is the only major airport on the east coast without a mass transit rail link. It is simply indefensible not to be planning to improve access to LGA at a time of severe increases in road congestion, travel times and the impacts of climate change.

“This critical rail link will provide 6-10 million passengers every year with reliable travel times below 30 minutes between midtown Manhattan and the airport -- getting airport travelers off congested roads, benefiting all motorists and the community, and reducing pollution. We look forward to a period of extensive public input and comment as the FAA proceeds with the environmental review.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit

Web Site Disclaimer    |    Privacy Statement
© 2001-CurrentYear The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. All Rights Reserved.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
(212) 435-7000  •  4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007