In 1998, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey launched a $1.9 billion project to connect the major transportation systems of New York City with JFK International Airport. AirTrain, the Long Island Rail Road and New York City Transit all converge at Jamaica Station. Louis Nelson Associates studied, surveyed and unified the passenger information system to create the feeling of a one seat ride for travelers, from commuters to hurried frequent flyers.
To grasp the complexity of AirTrain, we created a common platform so the task force would have an understanding of information standards, and promotion needs within the multiple graphic systems. The design of intermediate portals become a crucial factor in unifying the station identity. These curving products provide prominent points of entry for each part of the station operated by the different agencies.
Operational in 2003, AirTrain is expected to transform JFK into the most technologically advanced and the most passenger oriented airport in the world. Connections at Jamaica Station will enhance this traveler experience.
LNA for PANY&NJ