Global Gateway Alliance

ENSURING THE FUTURE OF
NY/NJ AIR TRANSPORTATION

Top Ten Action Items

The following is an initial top-ten action items list that focuses and directs GGA’s advocacy efforts:

1. Work with the Port Authority, airlines, private developers and other stakeholders to advocate for the implementation of a timely redevelopment of LaGuardia's Central Terminal Building;
2. Research new options to improve airport access and transportation including the creation of dedicated lanes to airports and an HOV lane at all three airports, as well as better mass transit options;
3. Advocate for the full rollout of NextGen technology at the three New York metro airports, including prioritizing our airports for initial implementation of NextGen nationwide;
4. Work with the CBP and TSA to explore new and improved technology and screening options to alleviate security and customs lines at airports, without compromising security;
5. Improve air cargo to create more jobs for the surrounding community and spur economic growth in the region;
6. Advocate for, and consider partially financing through a public-private partnership, additional greeters in critical areas of all three airports;
7. Advocate for, and consider partially financing through a public-private partnership, improved signage for better in-airport navigation;
8. Advocate for customer-service training of TSA officers to provide a better passenger experience;
9. Help enhance passenger amenities, including access to free wireless services;
10. Advocate for the development of more streamlined vehicular traffic patterns and improved taxi and limousine service options, to facilitate efficient pick-ups and drop offs and ease overall congestion on airport grounds.

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