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Eve Kessler

Gov orders the agency to 'thoroughly examine mass transit' options, as some toll its death knell.

Gov. Hochul on Monday ordered the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to find alternatives to the “backwards” LaGuardia AirTrain, the little-loved, $2 billion boondoggle/pet project of her disgraced predecessor.

“I have asked the Port Authority to thoroughly examine alternative mass transit solutions for reducing car traffic and increasing connectivity to LaGuardia Airport,” Hochul said about the proposed, 1.5-mile, elevated people mover, which earned the soubriquet “backwards” for its circuitous route that drags Manhattan-bound riders further east to Willets Point in Queens and also inconveniences would-be Long Island Rail Road customers, who would have to make multiple transfers.

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