New York scraps planned $2 billion light-rail train to LaGuardia airport

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By David Shepardson (Reuters) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul said on Monday the state will scrap a planned light-rail train to connect the city’s LaGuardia Airport after a study found the costs of the proposed train had jumped and instead proposed upgrading bus service. Hochul put the AirTrain project on hold in late 2021 that her predecessor Andrew Cuomo had backed and estimated would cost $2.1 billion but is now forecast to cost at least $2.4 billion. She said she was grateful an expert panel provided “a clear, cost-effective path forward with an emissions-free transit solution.” The Port …

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