New York City is spending $200 million on project to bring back wetlands and upgrade the Flushing Bay sewer system. Much of this work will be performed on the same waterfront shoreline as the proposed LaGuardia AirTrain.
How much of this environmental remediation work will have to be repeated due to construction? Are the two projects compatible? Will taxpayers be stuck paying twice for the same work?
Cuomo's belief that the AirTrain will provide a "one-seat ride" to and from LaGuardia Airport isn't born out by the facts. There will be significant conflicts at both the Mets Willets Point subway and LIRR stations.
Why would travelers with luggage and children attempt to squeeze onto already packed subways and LIRR trains?
A one-seat ride could be accomplished by extending the N & W subway lines from the Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard station to LaGuardia Airport.