Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his 2017 State of the State speech joined former MTA Chairman Tom Pendergast and the Regional Plan Association in calling for a one seat ride on public transportation for those traveling to and from Kennedy Airport. ...In 1999, the Regional Plan Association proposed a new subway service route. It would have operated from Manhattan on to Brooklyn via the Montahue Street Tunnel (currently used by the R line) and on to Jamaica via the LIRR Atlantic Branch (Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn to Jamaica which would have to be converted to subway usage ending commuter rail) and on to Kennedy Airport via the Air Train. This idea was never supported by most elected officials or the MTA.
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