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Regional Plan Association Recommends Closing One Airport, Expanding Others Near New York
The Regional Plan Association has released a new report called "Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Region's Airports Revisited" [pdf], which contains ambitious and potentially expensive proposals for how to fix air travel into and out of the New York region.
Curtis Tate and Rodrigo Torrejon provide news coverage of the new report, focusing especially on a recommendation from the report to end aviation operations at Teterboro Airport, shifting its traffic to the region's three other airports.
Another reason for the newsworthiness of that recommendation is the reasoning behind it: rising sea levels will eventually inundate Teterboro Airport.
"The report also calls for expansions of Newark and JFK. "The group's plan involves building a new runway and midfield concourse at Newark, as well as improving the airport's connection to passenger rail. It also envisions two new runways at JFK, where terminals would be expanded, consolidated and connected," according to Tate and Torrejon.