Federal Aviation Administration, LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project Environmental Impact Statement

Federal Aviation Administration, LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project Environmental Impact Statement

Project Overview

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential impacts of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s proposal to construct and operate a new automated people mover system (APM or AirTrain) to provide a time-certain transportation option for air passenger and employee access to LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

The purpose of the LGA Access Improvement Project is to provide a time-certain transportation option that connects passengers and employees to LGA, as travel times to and from the Airport continue to increase and become more unpredictable. This transportation project’s purpose will also be to ensure adequate parking for Airport employees.

Envision was tasked with the development and management of numerous public involvement applications; including the project website, project hotline, project emails, and social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram). Envision created a Public Involvement Plan, updated stakeholder databases, and was responsible for managing all public inquiries and formal scoping comments from the public. Responsibilities also included advertising public meetings in 11 newspapers (including non-English), hiring court reporters, and setting up public meetings with hotels to accommodate hundreds of people to attend. Envision provided graphic design services, including but not limited to, fact sheets, project logo, meeting display boards, GIS generated maps, and other customized graphic products to communicate project information to stakeholders\residents, and solicit project feedback. Envision is working closely with the project team to establish the plan of study for the EIS through issuance of the Record of Decision.

Project Information

Owner Federal Aviation Administration
Project Start 2018
Project End 2021
Project Cost $1.5 Billion
Envision’s Role
  • Public Involvement
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Development & Administration
  • Open House / Public Hearing Event Planning & Coordination
  • Public Inquiry Management
  • Media Relations
  • Administration of Project Hotline & Project Email
  • Stakeholder Database
  • Language Translation
  • GIS Mapping
  • Social Media Administration