MacArthur airport officials broke ground Wednesday on a $8.4 million transportation facility that will centralize access to ground transportation to and from the airport.
The project will renovate an existing building to create a 12,000 square foot space containing car rental counters, lounge areas and connections to taxis, buses, hotel shuttles, for-hire vehicles and transportation to the Long Island Rail Road. It will also create a covered pedestrian walkway.
“This new one-stop facility at Long Island MacArthur Airport will give businesses and visitors to the New York City and Long Island regions an improved and streamlined travel experience,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a news release.
The airport’s taxi stand will be moved to the new facility from the baggage claim area in the main terminal.
Airport aviation commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken said in a news release that this is the first in a series of modernization projects planned for