Simple Flying - Sumit Singh
After much consideration, Newark Liberty International Airport's AirTrain system is set to be replaced. The busy East Coast hub's authorities have confirmed their plans in an announcement today.
Since its opening on May 31st, 1996, the 3-mile (4.8 km) monorail system has gone on to carry approximately 13 million passengers yearly. The system prides itself on linking passengers to NJ Transit and the rail lines along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line. It has been a mainstay for travelers to and from New Jersey and New York.
However, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking to replace the current system with a modern solution. Today [09 Dec], it issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to replace AirTrain with "a new 2.5-mile elevated guideway train system." The Request for Proposals (RFP) will then be issued to shortlisted companies early next year.