Ocasio-Cortez jumped into the fray soon afterward saying the infrastructure project didn’t make logistical sense, and that a review of documents by the environmental group Riverkeeper showed the case for the AirTrain was “really sketchy.” In a letter to the FAA, the congresswoman asked the feds to “refrain from approving” the project and prevent the Port Authority from beginning construction.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "Thanks to continued advocacy of community members, the FAA announced that they are pausing approval on the LGA AirTrain project. (link)" / Twitter
“This project would be built in the heart of one of the most heavily impacted communities by COVID-19, with many community members opposing the development,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “It is critical that this project be held to the highest ethical and efficacy standards – and it is clear that has not been the case to date.”
Head-end View wrote: ↑Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:24 pm I said two months ago that I thought this project should be scrapped because it's a bad plan. My thinking has now changed somewhat and I'm of the opinion that even an imperfect air-train link would be better than none at all. But I guess if the Governor has already scrapped it then it doesn't matter what any of us think.Hopefully someone will come up with a workable plan (someday).
Gilbert B Norman wrote:Yes, LGA Airtrain was Andy's pet, so therefore Kathy must oppose it. So what's new; it's politics.Nah, it's just a bad plan that the PANYNJ planners opposed all along.