Governor Proposes Rail Link to New York's LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport

New York's LaGuardia Airport is one of the only major U.S. airports without a rail link. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to change that, however: In a proposal unveiled last week, he announced plans to build a $450 million, 1.5-mile elevated train linking LaGuardia to the New York City subway system and the Long Island Rail Road at an expanded terminal near Citi Field in Queens.

"You can't get to LaGuardia by train. That really is inexcusable and that is going to change," Cuomo said during a press conference.

Although it's unclear when construction could begin, the project -- which must receive approval from state lawmakers -- will take approximately five years to finish once started.


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