PANYNJ invites companies to submit system information for the future LGA AirTrain

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USA: Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the proposed LaGuardia Airtrain system, vehicles and system technology.

The Port Authority is seeking information from firms that manufacture rail vehicles and rail vehicle components for automated people movers, metro or light rail technologies. According to the RFI, the Port Authority may use this information to help inform next steps for the proposed AirTrain system at LaGuardia Airport.

As part of the redevelopment of LGA, the Port Authority is considering the development of a new AirTrain automated rail transportation system (LGA AirTrain) from the Airport to Willets Point, Queens.

The proposed LGA AirTrain system would serve air travellers, airport employees, and others having airport-related business, operating between LGA and Willets Point, with connections to the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington Branch) and the Willets Point-Mets Station of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s New York City Transit Flushing subway line (7 train).

The proposed LGA AirTrain system would also serve as an on-airport transit system to accommodate current growth and the redevelopment of the Airport’s Central Terminal Building (Terminal B), and the redevelopment of Delta Airlines’ Terminals C and D, while not precluding a possible future expansion to Terminal A.

The Port Authority is currently conducting planning and feasibility studies of the proposed LGA AirTrain system, including the development of conceptual alignments, ridership forecasts, geotechnical investigation, analysis of traffic impacts, technology assessment and financial feasibility.

The submission deadline is 20th July 2017. Link to RFI document >>>