(DNAINFO) Jeff Mays — LaGuardia Airport will be rebuilt with a new $4 billion central terminal that will add 240 percent more plane taxi space and will eventually include an Airtrain and a high-speed ferry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
“It is a terrible front door entryway to New York,” Cuomo said. “It is almost universally decried as a poor representation for an airport, let alone a New York airport.”
Cuomo announced the plan at a luncheon for the Association for a Better New York, which Vice President Joseph Biden also attended.
The governor said the plan will launch in the first part of 2016 and is expected to open to passengers in 2019 with full completion 18 months later.