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Cuomo Proposes Complete $4B Overhaul of LaGuardia Airport

New York

Gov. Cuomo has proposed a $4B plan to consolidate LaGuardia Airport's four terminals and move the entire facility 600 feet closer to Grand Central Parkway. The airport will also connect to public transit thanks to an AirTrain link and 24-hour ferry service. If approved by the Port Authority, the project, in partnership with Delta Air Lines, is expected to break ground in 2016 and open in 2019, Crain's reports. It will be completely finished 18 months after that. Cuomo has been looking to overhaul LaGuardia, which Vice President Joe Biden compared to a Third World country, for a while now. Last fall the governor held a design competition for ideas on how to improve the airport, and in January he pitched a mile and a half AirTrain link from the Seven subway stop at Willets Point to the airport. [Crain's]