Lawmakers Worry Port Authority Bus Terminal Plan Will Fail

From 1990 to 2010, transit ridership grew slightly in Connecticut and New York’s Hudson River valley, and it stayed flat on Long Island, while growing by 65,000 people from New Jersey, said Mark Lohbauer, the New Jersey director for the Regional Plan Association.

He said that if projected to grow by about 100,000 more riders from New Jersey by 2040.

“It’s only going to get worse if measures are not taken to improve access and provide better alternatives,” Lohbauer said.

Lohbauer says any new Port Authority Bus Terminal needs to be planned in an integrated way with the Gateway Tunnel and new Penn Station train terminal but that they’re being planned in isolation.

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