LaGuardia AirTrain at $365K a rider said to be world’s costliest transit line

The AirTrain project to LaGuardia Airport is set to become the world’s most costly transit project per rider, according to a new report by government watchdog Reinvent Albany. 

The LaGuardia AirTrain project that was championed by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo will cost at least $2 billion, the group said in the report. The $345,900 per rider price tag represents nearly double the transit construction costs of the Second Avenue Subway build out, the group said.

The Second Avenue Subway line across Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 63rd to 96th street brought in 30,847 new daily riders — net 2016-2019 declines at nearby stations. The group said it expects that the AirTrain project

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