Federal Aviation Administration

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for





On June 5th and June 6th, 2019, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, the FAA hosted a total of two Public Scoping Meetings, located in the lower lobby of the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369. The meetings were conducted in an open house format with project information displayed and representatives from the FAA, the Port Authority, and the project team available to answer questions. Written and oral comments with respect to any potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action, or comments representing the concerns, issues, and alternatives you believe should be addressed in the EIS were accepted at this meeting. The public meeting was open and free (including parking) to all persons.

The following items were made available at the Public Meetings:

Individual meeting details can be found on the Past Events page.


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority or PANYNJ), as the operator of LaGuardia Airport (LGA or Airport), is proposing to construct and operate a new automated people mover AirTrain system to provide a time-certain transportation option for air passenger and employee access to LGA. The Port Authority’s proposal would also ensure adequate parking for Airport employees.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the lead federal agency for preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and will do so in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] § 4321 et seq.) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508).

The preparation of the EIS will follow FAA regulations and policies for implementing NEPA published in FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B, NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.

The FAA has invited federal, state, and local agencies to participate as cooperating and participating agencies. The complete list of cooperating and participating agencies the FAA has invited can be found in the Agency Partners page under the About section of this website.

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