Terminal 5 at JFK will switch to electric powered ground service equipment, a major step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the region.
The project transforms the former Trans World Airlines terminal into a world-class, 512 room hotel.
The New JFK
The Vision Plan to Transform JFK
Create a Unified, Interconnected, World-Class Airport
Newer terminals will be expanded and older terminals will be redeveloped and relocated to make it easier for passengers making connections. A transformation of the current web of roadways leading to JFK into a “ring road” approach will allow for easier and quicker access to all terminals.
Improve Road Access to JFK
Today’s travel times to JFK are unpredictable and range anywhere from 35 minutes to two hours. Governor Cuomo is directing the New York State Department of Transportation to undertake $1.5-$2 billion in improvements to address two major bottlenecks.
Expand Rail Mass Transit
The vision plan calls for consideration of expanding the JFK AirTrain and exploring the feasibility of one-seat ride to JFK. To augment the success of the JFK AirTrain, the plan calls for considering rail mass transit to create an easier-to-navigate connection from the Subway or LIRR to JFK and doubling capacity on the AirTrain.
World-Class Standards for New York's International Gateway
Redeveloping and relocating older terminals and expanding newer ones will create a cohesive, connected airport.
Adding lanes to the main arteries into JFK and increasing the capacity of connector ramps will reduce traffic congestion.