Tag: jfk-airport

Local entrepreneurs graduate from Port Authority program, provide pathway for opening eateries and stores at JFK airport


Jul. 16, 2024 By Athena Dawson Thirteen local business owners graduated from a Port Authority-sponsored program, bringing them one step closer to operating a restaurant or store at JFK Airport in Jamaica.  The ten-week training program, dubbed the Institute of Concessions, helps local business owners—particularly those who are minorities and/or women—learn the skills necessary…

Port Authority slashes price for AirTrain to JFK this summer to cut down traffic


Jul. 1, 2024 By Christian Murray The Port Authority is launching a summer sale on AirTrain tickets to ease vehicle congestion at JFK Airport amid extensive construction. From July 1 through Labor Day, the AirTrain fare will be reduced to half price, lowering the cost to $4.50 for riders entering or exiting at Howard Beach…
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Texas man busted for bringing loaded gun to JFK Airport


Jun. 24, 2024 By Athena Dawson A Texas man was arrested at JFK Airport for having a loaded firearm among his carry-on items on Friday, June 21. Police arrested the man at the major transportation hub in Jamaica after Transportation Security Administration Officers (TSA) found the loaded 9mm gun as he entered a security checkpoint….
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JFK taxi dispatchers charged in bribery scheme for line-cutting privileges: DA


Apr. 1, 2024 By Bill Parry

Nine taxi dispatchers at JFK Airport were arraigned Monday in Queens Criminal Court on bribery charges for taking cash in exchange for letting drivers pick up passengers at terminals without waiting in line with fellow cabbies in chronically long lines at the central taxi dispatch holding lot.

MTA debuts new turnstiles at Jamaica subway station designed to increase accessibility, hinder fare evasion


Dec. 6, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA announced on Dec. 4 the installation of the first-ever wide-aisle fare gates and a new customer service center at the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport subway station in Jamaica. The first full replacement of traditional turnstiles in the subway system will improve accessibility for riders with wheelchairs, strollers…
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