Cuomo plans to pump $13B into upgrading JFK airport

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Thursday for a $13 billion overhaul to JFK airport to make it a world-class facility.

The rebuilt airport will feature two new international terminals, centralized ground transportation and improved roadways. There will also be larger waiting room areas, restaurants and free Wi-Fi. In addition, the plans call for security enhancements, such as radiation detection and better ways to identify unattended packages.

Cuomo says the project isn't limited to JFK. There are also plans to upgrade airports upstate.

"This is a statewide rehabilitation and new New York program," says Cuomo.

Construction is slated for 2020, and is expected to create more than 9,000 jobs. The tentative completion date is 2025.

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