The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is calling shenanigans on a study by two transportation watchdogs who calculated the $2.1 billion LaGuardia AirTrain will be the most expensive transportation project in history, costing nearly $350,000 per rider.
The agency characterized the cost calculations as “deeply flawed” and “disingenuous” and described the data used in the report as “deceptive.”
“That is a ridiculous calculation,” said Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “That calculation is applying the full cost of the AirTrain, which will be operating for 50 years, to one day’s ridership.”
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