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Long Island MacArthur Aiport Begins Upgrade

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It’s been at least 20 years since MacArthur Airport passenger facilities have been updated.";

Officials at MacArthur Airport on Long Island broke ground this week on an $8 million transportation facility.

The project will renovate the airport’s ground transportation center, where car rentals, taxis, buses and shuttles will take passengers to and from the airport.

MacArthur’s aviation commissioner says it's the first in a series of modernization projects planned for the airport in the coming years.

It’s been at least 20 years since the airport’s passenger facilities, which serves over 1.5 million people a year, were upgraded.

Construction is expected to take almost a year.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.