NY governor presents $10B overhaul plan for JFK airport
On the 4th of January, Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of New York, presented an improvement plan for John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), which is worth an estimated $10 billion.
The proposal envisions expanding the road infrastructure in the airport’s vicinity, improving the Long Island Road station, implementing new safety measures, interconnecting terminals and increasing the number of flights to the airport.
The governor did not disclose the possible starting date of the project. Cuomo mentioned plans to raise around $7 billion from private investors.
About 37,000 people are employed at JFK. The airport contributes about $37.3 billion in economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region, generating about 256,000 total jobs and $13.4 billion in annual wages and salaries.
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