Deals Reached on 3 Major NYC Transportation Projects

Elected officials announced deals on funding of a new international terminal at Kennedy Airport and improvements to commuter train service.

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Plan for $2.1 Billion AirTrain to La Guardia Is Paused

Gov. Kathy Hochul had asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to put the project on hold and review alternatives.

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No Charges for Passenger Who Prompted La Guardia Emergency Landing

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the authorities determined that there was “no criminality” involved in the landing.

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An Urban Archive Was Lost on 9/11. This Agency Is Trying to Rebuild It.

The Port Authority, which was headquartered in the World Trade Center and lost 84 employees, is collecting artifacts with the help of retirees.

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$2.1 Billion AirTrain to La Guardia Gets Green Light from U.S.

The approval, a victory for Gov. Cuomo, comes over the objections of environmentalists and elected officials and clears way for construction.

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Here’s Why Uber Prices Are Soaring and You Can’t Find a Cab

The number of drivers and for-hire cars on the streets plunged during the pandemic, frustrating those seeking rides as the city starts to recover.

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Lippold’s Soaring Lincoln Center Sculpture Lands at La Guardia

Richard Lippold’s “Orpheus and Apollo,” removed from an atrium in 2014, will be seen on a grand scale at La Guardia Airport.

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What Will Legal Cannabis Look Like in New York?

The state will become one of the largest markets of the drug in the nation. Here’s what you can do now, and what will take some time.

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Why Is It Busy on the Waterfront? Americans Are on a Shopping Spree.

Monthly cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey have set records and strained port operations.

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5 Things N.Y.C. Wants From Biden to Transform Transportation

Transit agencies pummeled by the pandemic are pushing the new administration to fund projects stalled in the Trump years.

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The Plan to Rebuild the Port Authority Bus Terminal

The proposed changes could take a decade, but officials hope to transform the loathed building into a 21st-century transit hub.

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‘Notorious’ Port Authority Bus Terminal May Get a $10 Billion Overhaul

After years of study and debate, there is finally a proposal to rebuild the Midtown Manhattan eyesore from the ground up.

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‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The men used fake paperwork to steal more than 4,000 Prada, Gucci and Chanel items from a cargo area at the airport, prosecutors say.

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Coronavirus ‘Checkpoints’ in NYC to Enforce Travel Rules? Well, Not Exactly

The mayor is sending the sheriff to city bridges and tunnels to try to ward off a second wave of the coronavirus.

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From ‘Disgraceful’ to ‘Breathtaking’: La Guardia’s $4 Billion Makeover

An airport long regarded as among the least inviting in the United States unveils an airy, art-filled terminal.

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With Fewer People in the Way, Transportation Projects Speed Ahead

The pandemic has provided an unexpected window for agencies in New York and around the country to make long-planned repairs and upgrades.

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Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns ‘Bridgegate’ Convictions

The court said there was evidence of wrongdoing but not of a federal crime.

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They’re Still Working at the Airports, and They’re Scared

At least 17 workers at New York’s airports have died from the coronavirus, and dozens more have been infected.

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Now Arriving at La Guardia Airport: One Passenger

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Major Airports Are Eerily Silent

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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