Transport: Airport Expansion

Spurred by the apparent immediacy of transatlantic transport test flights, New York City last week finally bestirred itself to make ready for them. In Manhattan, the Sinking Fund Commission voted to acquire and improve North Beach Airport at a cost of some $8,000,000. On Flushing Bay, L. I., near the site of the coming World's Fair, it can be reached from midtown in 20 minutes over the new Triborough Bridge.

This good news for one U. S. airport was last week counterbalanced by tidings which chilled the operators of 160 other U. S. fields. In...

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