The Impossible Dream: A One-Seat Ride to JFK

The goal of someday getting on a train in Manhattan and getting off the same train at JKFK International Airport might seem impossible, but it's not. It would be expensive and difficult, however.
January 11, 2017, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Ben Oldenburg previews a new brief from the Regional Plan Association [pdf] about the options for creating a one-seat transit ride to New York's JFK International Airport. 

In all, RPA has identified five options for this hypothetical future, as part of a larger ongoing regional comprehensive planning effort called "A Region Transformed" (also known as the Fourth Regional Plan).

The brief lists five options, none of which, notes Oldenburg, are easy:

AirTrain Connection
LIRR Airport Express
2nd Ave Subway Extension to Airport
3rd Avenue Express
Super Express

The brief details the pros and cons of each of these options. Expect to see the full "A Region Transformed" plan released in 2017.

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Published on Friday, January 6, 2017 in RPA Lab
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