It makes little sense that the closest airport to Manhattan is also the most difficult to get to via public transportation. Perhaps that’s part of what makes LaGuardia seem like a “third world country” as Vice President Joe Biden once infamously said. And while the MTA can’t do anything to help upgrade the airport itself they are easing the burden of getting there with the introduction of a new “LaGuardia Limited” bus service.
The select bus service will depart from the Jackson Heights subway hub and follow the Q70 line, but the “LaGuardia Express” will run in a designated lane and have all fares collected prior to departure to expedite the trip. The service is launching in the fall and the MTA hopes it will significantly improve the travel time to LaGuardia for those connecting at Jackson Heights via bus or the 7, E, F, F, or R subway lines.
[h/t NY Daily News]
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