New York’s dynamic economy depends on international trade and connections, yet the region’s critical transportation links—its airports, seaports, and railway lines—lag behind global peers.
To maintain New York’s position as a hub for trade, business, and tourism, we must modernize and expand critical transportation infrastructure. Kennedy and Newark airports should be expanded to increase capacity and alleviate persistent delays. Investments in railways in the Northeast Corridor could dramatically reduce travel times to Washington, D.C. and Boston. Modernizing seaports and freight-distribution systems would improve efficiency and make them more environmentally friendly.
These large-scale projects would be expensive and complex, and could require significant changes to the agencies and authorities that oversee these facilities. But keeping the region connected to the world is critical to its continuing economic growth and prosperity.