About the Port Authority's Proposed Project

Port Authority’s Preferred Alternative

The Port Authority’s preferred alternative is for an elevated AirTrain between LGA and a transfer station at Willets Point, New York. The proposed project would provide a direct connection between LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York City Transit (NYCT) stations. It would include two on-Airport stations with a terminus station at Willets Point providing connections to the Mets-Willets Point stations of the LIRR Port Washington Branch and the NYCT Flushing No. 7 subway line. The proposed AirTrain would also provide connections to employee parking at Willets Point adjacent to the transfer station.

Port Authority’s Preferred AirTrain Alignment

Source: Ricondo & Associates, Inc., January 2019. (Click map to enlarge image).


Connected and Similar Actions

  • Reconstruction/relocation of the Passerelle Bridge

  • Expansion of the LIRR Mets-Willets Point transit station with vertical circulation to the Passerelle

  • New vertical circulation between the LIRR platform and Mets-Willets Point AirTrain station

  • Relocation of the finger piers, boatlift, office, and boat storage at Flushing Bay Marina

  • Relocation of various utility lines