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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project
Environmental Impact Statement
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its intent to hold Public Information Sessions to present the Draft Alternatives Analysis for the Proposed LaGuardia Airport
(LGA) Access Improvement Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), New York City, Queens County, New York. The FAA is the lead agency on the preparation of the EIS in
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
The Port Authority, the operator of LGA, proposes to construct an automated people mover system to provide a time-certain transportation option for air passenger and employee
access to LGA.
The FAA is required to consider a range of reasonable alternatives that could potentially meet the purpose and need of the Proposed Action. A total of 47 project alternatives have
been identified for the Proposed Action from various sources including the Port Authority, public and agency scoping comments, past studies, and the FAA. Because of the number
of alternatives considered and the complexity of the Draft Alternatives Analysis, the FAA is affording the public an opportunity to ask questions on the Draft Alternatives Analysis
prior to release of the Draft EIS, which is currently scheduled for summer 2020.
Two public information sessions for the general public will be held, one from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and the second from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The same information will be provided at each session. The public information sessions will be conducted at the New York
LaGuardia Airport Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, New York. The public information sessions will be conducted in an open house format with project information
displayed and representatives from the FAA and the EIS Team available to answer questions. The FAA cannot accept verbal testimony or formal comments at the information
sessions. These sessions will be limited to discussing the FAA’s alternatives screening criteria and analysis. The FAA has not yet selected a preferred alternative. Any environmental
impacts or mitigation associated with a preferred alternative will be addressed in the Draft EIS. The FAA solicited comments during the scoping period and comments on the Draft
Alternatives Analysis and the overall project will be solicited during the review of the Draft EIS.
Translation services, including an assistive listening device, and sign and oral interpretation can be made available at the information sessions, if requested 10 calendar days
before the sessions. The information sessions will be open to all persons on a space-available basis. There will be no admission fee or other charge, including parking, to attend and
participate (parking validation will be available). For additional information, please contact: Ms. Maria Bernardez, Ricondo & Associates, Inc., at 312-606-0611, x374 or
email@example.com. Si desea esta información en español, llame a (312) 606-0611, x374.
More information about the project sponsor’s Proposed Action
and the public information sessions can be found at: www.LgaAccessEIS.com.