Major New RPA Study Finds New Airport Capacity Needed

Upgrading to World Class

Regional Plan Association, working alongside experts, stakeholders and members of the Better Airports Alliance, today released a comprehensive report and recommendations on increasing the New York region's overall airport capacity and efficiency over the next generation. Entitled "Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Regions Airports," the report is the result of a two-year long collaborative planning and research effort. Most notably, the report calls for the expeditious implementation of NextGen technologies to transform the nation's air traffic control system and immediate planning for the eventual expansion and/or reconfiguration of John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports.

The RPA report will be the centerpiece for discussion at a full-day conference being held today, hosted by RPA and the Better Airports Alliance at JP Morgan Chase. The conference, also entitled, "Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the New York Region's Airports," will bring together hundreds of top business, civic, philanthropic, media and government leaders from across the metropolitan region and nation to discuss the report findings.

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News Release
Full Report (23.4MB)
Executive Summary (1MB)
Technical Appendices (7MB)
Conference Program (7MB)

Previous RPA reports on the Region's airports.

Working Paper 13: Two Airports Issues (1992)
RPA News 93: The Region's Airports Revisited (1973)
RPA News 89: The Region's Airports (1969)
Airports of Tomorrow (1947) (40MB)