The Port Authority approved a $215 million project that includes construction of a high-speed taxiway and runway repair at John F. Kennedy International (JFK).
The additional high-speed taxiway is projected to reduce runway occupancy time per arrival by nearly six seconds on average. Shaving those seconds will produce cumulative time savings of approximately 1,000 hours in taxiing times annually from the runway’s nearly 90,000 aircraft landings. Lower fuel and operating costs and time savings for passengers are other key benefits.
“Today’s investment in John F. Kennedy International Airport keeps our infrastructure in a state-of-good repair while enhancing operations and reducing delays with the new high-speed taxiway,’’ said Kevin O’Toole, port authority chairman. “This work is another example of the Port Authority fulfilling its core transportation mission by enhancing infrastructure to meet the region’s 21st century needs.”