New York Looks to Transform Its Other Unloved Transit Hub

Attention has recently focused on efforts to pave the way for a renovation of NYC's Penn Station. But a study announced Thursday will investigate how to upgrade, or replace, the hulking Port Authority Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus facility.
June 29, 2013, 7am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"[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.

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Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in The New York Times
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