Ditch New Port Authority Bus Terminal, Regional Planning Group Says

A $10 billion replacement for the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is a "piecemeal" solution to the region's trans-Hudson commuting crunch, and should be scrapped in favor of building a second bus terminal in the basement of the Javets Convention Center a few blocks away, a regional planning group recommends.

The region's highest priority, the planning group said, should be the proposed Gateway rail tunnel project.  

The Manhattan-based Regional Plan Association says building an additional terminal beneath the Javitz Center on 10th Avenue, along with upgrades to the existing bus terminal, would be cheaper and have far less impact on the surrounding Midtown neighborhood than the current proposal to replace the 67-year-old overcrowded bus depot on 8th Avenue.

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