PANYNJ releases proposed 2018 budget for airport rail access enhancement projects

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USA: The Port Authority New York New Jersey (PANYNJ) has released its proposed 2018 $3.4 billion Capital Budget that includes significant work at its tunnels, bridges, airports and PATH system, while investing in major projects to replace aging facilities with modern infrastructure.

The 2018 Capital Budget aligns with the 10-year 2017-2026 Capital Plan and invests in critical regional transportation projects such as the redevelopment of LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports, advancement of the LaGuardia AirTrain and John F. Kennedy International Airport Vision planning, and the extension of the PATH system to Newark Liberty rail link station.

The 2018 Capital Budget allocates $1.1 billion to redevelop the region's airport and ready them for the future, including $42 million in planning for an AirTrain system at LaGuardia Airport, $167 million for construction of a new Terminal One and associated infrastructure at Newark Liberty Airport, and $42 million to advance planning for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy Airport.

Importantly, the PATH capital budget also includes $15 million for the continued planning and design of the extension of the PATH system to the Newark Liberty rail link station, a project that will enhance rail access to Newark Airport from lower Manhattan.