Transit advocates are putting on a full court press to persuade Gov. Kathy Hochul to derail the $2.1 billion pet project pushed by disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo — building the controversial “wrong way” AirTrain between LaGuardia airport and eastern Queens.
The AirTrain would connect LaGuardia Airport to the Long Island Rail Road and the 7 subway train at Willets Point, near the Mets’ Citi Field and the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, home of the US Open.
But critics have questioned the logic of the route, which requires Manhattan-bound riders to first travel east — away from the island — before connecting to the subway and heading
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