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Port Authority Opens Free Dropoff And Pickup Lot at JFK

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced the opening of a free drop-off, pickup and waiting lot at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)’s AirTrain JFK station at Lefferts Boulevard, designed to mitigate heavy traffic conditions during the airport’s $19-billion renovation project. 

The new lot, which gives passengers access to an 8-minute AirTain ride to JFK’s terminals, is the facility’s latest initiative to streamline arrivals and departures during the airport’s ongoing construction and busy summer travel season, where 18.2 million passengers are forecast to pass through its doors — a 700,000-person increase from 2023’s numbers. 

“Building a new JFK Airport with world-class terminals and a new and more efficient roadway network will cause some temporary inconveniences and heightened traffic for passengers this busy summer travel season,” said Port Authority chairman Kevin O’Toole. “While we will continue to do all we can to minimize the potential for airport traffic in the short term, we can assure you that in the end, a new JFK Airport will rise as one of the world’s great global gateways that will make today’s inconveniences seem like a distant memory.”