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AirTrain to LGA via Willets Points. On second thought . . .

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AirTrain to LGA via Willets Points. On second thought . . .
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The new gov tells the Port Authority to think of something else:

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/10/farewell-for-now-to-the-absurd-laguardia-airtrain.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Curbed%20-%20October%2013%2C%202021&utm_term=Subscription%20List%20-%20Curbed

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/nyregion/laguardia-airport-airtrain.html

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What Cuomo proposed was actually the easiest way to connect LGA with a subway. Approaching from the Astoria line would require the condemnation of houses and serious tunneling under the runway at 82nd St. Approaching from the south meant going through a dense area of apartment buildings in a historic district. Approaching from the east was the only alternative. Ideally, it would be nice to have the LIRR go directly to LGA with a dedicated shuttle to Penn and the new Grand Central. At present, this line runs only twice an hour and takes about 20 mins. There would have to be a rail loop around Citi Field through the Willets Point Blvd. area where new buildings are already going up. The whole seems a bit hopeless.

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