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Transforming JFK for the 21st Century

Governor Cuomo presents a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport to meet the demands of the 21st century

Based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Airport Advisory Panel, the vision plan lays out a comprehensive, airport-wide framework to create a unified, world-class airport.

In order to accommodate the dramatic expected growth at the airport in the coming decades and keep New York’s economy moving forward, the vision plan addresses three key areas: transforming JFK into a unified, interconnected, world-class airport; improving road access to the airport; and expanding rail mass transit to meet projected passenger growth.

A New JFK International Airport

Watch the video of Governor Cuomo announcing the transformative plans for JFK International Airport.

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

World-Class Terminals

Redeveloping and relocating older terminals and expanding newer ones will create a cohesive, connected airport.

Improving Roadway Access

Adding lanes to the main arteries into JFK and increasing the capacity of connector ramps will reduce traffic congestion.

Putting Passengers First

The expansion of rail mass transit is critical to meet expected growth and improve the commuter experience to and from JFK.

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