Air Train; Photo: NY1

The Air Train that will connect from the LIRR and different subways to Kennedy Airport may be open by the end of the year. Originally scheduled to open last year, a fatal train crash during a test run in September 2002 delayed the project; the crash was apparently due to poor communication and excessive speeds. Over $2 billiion has been pumped into this project, which hopes to make traveling to JFK easier. NJ Transit's Newark Airport stop (take the train to the monorail) has been successful, from our informal survey of the number of people with luggage getting off or on at the stop.