Stephen DeCastro, a lawyer representing the Southeast Queens Concerned Neighbors and the Committee for Better Transit, argued before a three-judge panel at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that the Port Authority should not be allowed to use public funds to complete the project because the agency did not fully disclose all of the pitfalls of the construction.
The $1.5 billion Airtrain is being built primarily to offer airline passengers in Manhattan a fast and cost-effective way to use John F. Kennedy International Airport by linking Jamaica Station to a train that will circle the terminals at the airport.
City Councilwoman Julia Harrison (D-Flushing) is also one of the parties challenging the AirTrain
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