Our COO Rob Maruster chatted with WNYC, New York Public Radio, before his presentation at the Airports: 21st Century Makeovers For The New York Metro Region conference on Monday at Baruch College. He touched on a variety of topics including ATC, high speed rail, and the wisdom of short-haul flying.
“I may be shooting ourselves in the foot here, with five daily flights from JFK to Boston. But it just may not make that much sense for an airplane on a 150-mile route to fly over 300 air miles to get there. Maybe there’s a different mode of transportation that may be better to carry those customers from point A to point B,” he said.
“It seems like there’s a mode that might work better for us in that regard, Rob added. “When we see things like high-speed rail going into South Florida, we say OK, that makes sense. But I think this region, with almost 25 million people in the Tri-State area, makes a lot more sense for those kind of things.”