NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Port Authority will pause the LaGuardia AirTrain Project.

Gov. Kathy Hochul has instructed the agency to look at alternative mass transit options to the airport.

The $2.1 billion project was first set forth by former governor Andrew Cuomo.

Plans for the AirTrain connected with public transportation at Willets Point in Queens, which would have allowed travelers to get to the airport from Midtown, Manhattan, in under 30 minutes.

CBSNewYork Team