Governor Cuomo Announces Master Plan Competition for New York's Airports

When Vice President spoke earlier this year about the less than world class conditions at New York's LaGuardia Airport he found an audience in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

October 23, 2014, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


"[Governor Andrew] Cuomo said he would open competitions for the best designs for the airports, seeking master plans for making them more attractive and efficient," reports Patrick McGeehan.

"At La Guardia, he said those plans could include linking the airport to Manhattan with ferries and a spur of the Long Island Rail Road. At Kennedy, he indicated, they could include a hotel and better access to existing transit lines. He said the state would also try to make better use of Republic Airport on Long Island and Stewart Airport in the Hudson Valley."

No financing has been lined up yet for the plans that will emerge from the competition but Governor Cumo was adamant that he wasn't interested in soliciting ideas without a payoff. He's quoted in the article: "We’re going to finance the reconstruction." 

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