Port Authority considering three options for new Midtown bus terminal

Two options would move at least some bus operations under Javits Center

New York /
May.May 23, 2019 05:30 PM
Kevin O'Toole of the Port Authority with Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Javits Center (Credit: Wikipedia)

Kevin O’Toole of the Port Authority with Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Javits Center (Credit: Wikipedia)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to replace the “world’s busiest” bus terminal.

The agency announced on Thursday that it was moving forward with the formal environmental review process for the project and released a 180-page scoping document for public review, Politico reported.

“We are strongly committed to replacing this legacy, over-capacity facility, and look forward to a spirited dialogue with all stakeholders on how the project will proceed,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said in a press release Tuesday.

The scoping document outlines three options for the new facility, narrowed down from an original long list of 13 options – 10 of which were found to be “fatally flawed.”

In one scenario, the existing bus terminal could simply be rebuilt in place, with buses continuing to service it during construction. A second option would see a new underground bus terminal built on the Jacob Javits Center’s lower level. The final option splits the difference, moving long-haul bus operations under the Javits and dedicating the existing site to commuters from New Jersey.

The current terminal provides about “23 percent of trans-Hudson trips entering or exiting the central business district” on a busy weekday, according to the document. Twelve percent of Manhattan’s workforce resides in New Jersey.

In 2017, the Port Authority approved a preliminary $32 billion capital-works plan that would fund parts of a new 42nd Street bus terminal, airport renovations, debt service on the Gateway tunnel and other projects. [Politico] — Kevin Sun


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(iStock)
Cincinnati agency buys 200 rental homes, elbowing out investors
Cincinnati agency buys 200 rental homes, elbowing out investors
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon and National Affordable Housing Trust CEO Lori Little (Getty, National Affordable Housing Trust, iStock)
Goldman Sachs to launch fund supporting Black affordable developers
Goldman Sachs to launch fund supporting Black affordable developers
After 17 years, Ossining stops project on technicality: lawsuit
After 17 years, Ossining stops project on technicality: lawsuit
After 17 years, Ossining stops project on technicality: lawsuit
Uptown ATX (Brandywine Realty Trust)
$24M metro station for $3B Texas development breaks ground
$24M metro station for $3B Texas development breaks ground
Grammy winner Pharrell Williams and David Grutman of Groot Hospitality (Getty Images, Groot Hospitality, TripAdvisor)
Pharrell, David Grutman teaming up on 400-key Bahamas resort
Pharrell, David Grutman teaming up on 400-key Bahamas resort
(iStock/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal)
Hochul plan for resi towers is tall order
Hochul plan for resi towers is tall order
From left: Joseph Riever and Christopher Marte (Elizabeth Street Garden, New York City Campaign Finance Board)
After 10-year saga, judge’s delay keeps senior housing unbuilt
After 10-year saga, judge’s delay keeps senior housing unbuilt
Thompson Austin at 506 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas (Hyatt)
Don’t call it a comeback: Austin hotels rebound but building never slowed
Don’t call it a comeback: Austin hotels rebound but building never slowed
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...