Cuomo's LaGuardia AirTrain Plan has a High-Profile Skeptic
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has added to a chorus of doubt about the usefulness and effectiveness of a proposed rail transit connection to LaGuardia International Airport. Ocasio-Cortez's district includes the neighborhood around the airport.
"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration asking why the agency had ignored objections to the [LaGuardia Airport] shuttle project," reports Mathew Flamm.
The LaGuardia AirTrain plan, a signature initiative of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, would connect the airport to the MTA rail system and the Long Island Railroad.
According to the letter, the plan disregards 46 possible alternatives considered during public comment. Ocasio-Cortez is not the first to criticize Cuomo with regard to the LaGuardia AirtTrain. More context on the planning process so far is available in previous Planetizen posts.
- Gov. Cuomo Proposes Train Connection to LaGuardia Airport (January 2015)
- Critiquing Gov. Cuomo's LaGuardia Airtrain Proposal (January 2015)
- Clearing a Path for the Proposed AirTrain to LaGuardia (June 2018)
- La Guardia AirTrain Plan Moves Forward, Circuitous Route and All (July 2018)