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.