U.S. airports, for the most part, are publicly owned and operated by either a city, a county, a state or in some cases, a public authority. But, in the face of decaying infrastructure, a handful of U.S. airports have started to abandon the public model and turned to private money to fund billion dollar projects. In 2016, New York State and the Port Authority partnered with Delta Airlines and LaGuardia Gateway Partners to completely rebuild the airport. LaGuardia airport is now getting an $8 billion overhaul.
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