Instead of tackling an estimated $10 billion rehabilitation plan for the grimy, packed Port Authority Bus Terminal, a major transit research organization has pitched a plan they say would more rapidly relieve commuter pressure: build a bus terminal in the basement of the Javits Center.
The Regional Plan Association's idea is part of a larger proposal to address the booming commuter traffic by bus and rail between Manhattan and New Jersey even as the main rail artery between the states crumbles.
"Javits would be an ideal place to move the intercity busses—20 percent of gates in Port Authority now," President Tom Wright said on a conference call with reporters Wednesday. "You don't have to decide the longterm future of the Port Authority. Instead you relieve the pressure and buy some time."
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