October 26, 2020

MacArthur airport breaks ground on new transportation hub, officials say

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

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IBI Group Awarded Airport Ground Transportation Management System Contract by the Port …

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBI Group (TSX:IBG), a global design and technology firm, has been awarded a four-year Airport Ground Transportation Management System (GTMS) contract for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). Leveraging IBI Group’s Smart Airport Taxi – Virtual Dispatch System, the cloud-hosted solution will reduce the need for high-volume holding areas for commercial vehicles by automating the dispatch of ground transportation and connecting drivers to ride opportunities via a mobile application. The technology is being implemented at JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports, and includes a feature that will provide airport ground transportation operators with data related to the health of drivers and the cleanliness of their vehicles. This contract adds to IBI Group’s Intelligence-sector portfolio and aligns with the firm’s strategic technology-driven direction.

“We’re thrilled to launch this first-generation solution, in partnership with PANYNJ. Our solution provides benefits to airport operators

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