6. AirTrain

AirTrain at JFK Airport
The AirTrain to JFK Airport has been one of the city’s overlooked transit lines, functional but less than sexy, and inexplicably often the target of Governor Cuomo’s grand infrastructure plans (the latest is that he wants to build one to LaGuardia Airport to accompany the overhaul of the airport but critics have questioned the logic of its connections). The existing AirTrain provides connections to JFK Airport from Jamaica Station (LIRR and subway), as well as Howard Beach.
Nonetheless, transit nerds like those on the Untapped Cities team have a soft spot for the JFK AirTrain. In 2017, we even provided a guide to the highlights to check out along the ride.