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Port Authority approves NY, NJ rail projects

Posted at 4:36 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 16:36:57-04

NEW YORK — Rail projects totaling more than $4 billion have been approved for airports in the New York region.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized the projects at its monthly board meeting Thursday.

A new rail link between Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport and a replacement for Newark Liberty International Airport’s monorail will cost about $2 billion each.

LaGuardia is one of the few major airports in the U.S. without a direct rail link. Newark’s air train is 23 years old and prone to maintenance problems.

Each is expected to cost about $2 billion.

The LaGuardia rail link would use the Long Island Rail Road’s Willets Point station, which also serves Citi Field and the U.S. National Tennis Center.