JFK AirTrain station toilets vying for 'America’s Best Restroom'

People wear medical masks on the AirTrain as concern over the coronavirus grows en route to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on March 7, 2020 in New York City.
The AirTrain at John F. Kennedy Airport. Photo credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- New bathroom facilities at a JFK Airport AirTrain station are among 10 finalists up for this year’s title of "America’s Best Restroom."

The state-of-the-art bathrooms at the AirTrain’s Jamaica station opened last October.

In a press release last fall, Port Authority said the loos are “equipped with modern designs and are nearly three times as large as the previous restrooms, with wider stalls to account for travelers’ luggage.”

The bathrooms also include a mural of the Manhattan skyline by local artist Carlos Sandoval De Leon and hands-free faucets, soap dispensers and hand-dryers.

“Clean bathrooms are an important aspect of travel that for too long were overlooked across our facilities; that’s changing,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said at the time. “The Port Authority is committed to making investments like these at AirTrain JFK to give travelers a modern, 21st century customer experience.”

The Jamaica stop restrooms are among three contenders in New York City aiming for the royal flush.

The other two contenders are the restrooms at Greeley Square Park in Midtown and at the Kimpton Muse Hotel on W. 46th Street.

Voting continues through Oct. 19 at bestrestroom.com/vote/