JoshKarpoff wrote:The MTA wanted to extend the elevated tracks the N currently runs on out to Laguardia, to save money.If they value their quality of life so much, then why are they against less traffic and easier travel to the airport?
The community fiercely objected, citing property values and quality of life concerns.
The MTA considers tunneling too expensive for the extension to be fiscally palatable in Albany.
Local politicians in Queens want a spur off the #7 train instead.
The MTA considers a spur off the #7 would create significant complications for the logistics of operating the existing line and thus impractical.
Thus, an impasse.
As proposed, the project would do next to nothing to improve access to the airport. In fact, compared to existing transit services, most riders using the AirTrain would spend more time traveling to LaGuardia than they do now.
There is no hope that this AirTrain will “solve” the access to LaGuardia problem