NY governor unveils US$10b plan to improve JFK airport
Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a US$10 billion plan to transform New York's ageing John F. Kennedy International Airport into a world-class hub with easy access.
The governor told a gathering of the Association for a Better New York on Wednesday that the biggest US city lags far behind modern overseas airports.
Sixty million people pass through Kennedy each year. The number is expected to shoot up to 75 million by 2030 and 100 million by 2050.
Under the plan, terminals would be linked to each other and accessible by one ringed roadway.
The governor said critical to the plan is the expansion of roads leading to the airport.
The proposal is based on recommendations from an airport advisory panel to the governor.