AirTrain To LGA May Not Happen Without Cuomo

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Cuomo’s resignation led to an outcry among Port Authority staffers who want the agency’s top officials to halt his controversial proposal to build an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport.

”For too long, Gov. Cuomo and his staff have repeatedly pushed the agency to make non-transparent, politically motivated decisions, including decisions that squander the trust and money of our bondholders, customers, and the general public,” said a letter sent to Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton on Tuesday by dozens of staffers.

Transit advocates have for years argued that it’s inefficient to require travelers from Manhattan and other points to ride to Willets Point to connect to another train to LaGuardia.

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