New York Looks to Transform Its Other Unloved Transit Hub
"[U]nder a plan announced on Thursday by the authority, the 63-year-old [Port Authority Bus Terminal] could soon see its most significant overhaul since the late 1970s, when the hub was expanded to keep pace with ridership," reports Matt Flegenheimer. "The authority’s board has commissioned a study to 'explore options for terminal enhancements and possible terminal replacement,' the authority said, with an eye toward constructing new bus staging areas and storage facilities that could limit the scourge of idling buses on city streets."
"David Samson, the Port Authority chairman, said the plan would position the terminal — which with 225,000 travelers a day, is the world’s busiest bus hub, according to the authority — as a 'world-class facility.'"
"No timeline has been set for the publication of the study, to be prepared by the architecture practice Kohn Pedersen Fox and the construction consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff, or for any possible renovations," notes Flegenheimer.