The Federal Aviation Administration has approved plans for an AirTrain that will connect La Guardia Airport to existing public transportation options. Although not everyone is happy with the plans, the project is close to lift-off, with completion slated for 2025.
According to The New York Times, the Port Authority has issued a request for proposals. Bidders will design, build and maintain the La Guardia AirTrain. It is anticipated that the winning bidder will be chosen by mid-2022. Seen as an important aspect of efforts to turn La Guardia into a modern travel-hub, the construction of the AirTrain is also viewed by some leaders as an economic recovery booster. Port Authority leadership indicates the project will “help drive the region’s economic recovery” by creating 3,000 union construction jobs and more than $500 million in contract opportunities for businesses owned by women and minorities and businesses based in Queens. As reported by The New York Times:
The Queens Chamber of Commerce applauded the decision, saying the project would be a boon to the community and the entire region. “This investment in La Guardia Airport will catalyze economic activity that supports local businesses and local communities and comes at a time when many small businesses in Queens are struggling to survive after a difficult year….”
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Phew! Things are getting busy—and not just at La Guardia. The long-anticipated new tracks under the Hudson River are slated to get going. Construction is hopping in the in the suburbs too. How about Newark, New Jersey? A new airtrain is getting built there too—along with many other important renovations around the city. Just down the pike, Philadelphia’s getting in the swim—and headed west Chicago’s on the move too. Looks like it’s time to get YOU moving with The Partnership Account® from Colonial Surety Company. Then, you can dive into lots more new projects with speed and confidence — knowing your bidding and financial information is secure.
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