Revamping New York Airports: Mogul Puts Up Cash To Lobby For Infrastructure Upgrades

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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LaGuardia Airport circa 1940. (Courtesy Boston Public Library / Flickr)

LaGuardia Airport circa 1940. (Courtesy Boston Public Library / Flickr)

Joseph Sitt, a frequent flyer and the founder of Thor Equities, has channeled his frustrations with New York City’s congested and out-of-date airports into a new venture called the Global Gateway Alliance. The advocacy group is dedicated to improving operations and service at Kennedy, La Guardia, and Newark Liberty International airports. Sitt hopes the group will be able to press the government and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to address the problems, such as the failing infrastructure, deteriorating terminals, and delays, that plague the three major metropolitan airports. Sitt, who will act as the Chairman, has jumpstarted the group with $1 million of his own money.

One Response to “Revamping New York Airports: Mogul Puts Up Cash To Lobby For Infrastructure Upgrades”

  1. Kristie Strasen says:

    One can only hope that this plan would include design, function AND cleanliness. I was recently in a ladies room in the UAL terminal at Newark that was beyond disgusting. When exiting a plane and coming into any of our three major airports, one is confronted with general grubbiness, complete lack of any recognizable design and often inefficient traffic flow. I think our airports are an embarrassment. Many see NYC as the gateway to the western world. When de- planing, it often feels more primitive than a Third World backwater.

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