The plan ignores recent recommendations from the Regional Plan Association, to build a subsidiary bus terminal in the Javits Center basement. The Port Authority’s original proposal involved building a new facility on property obtained by eminent domain. The old bus terminal can’t handle modern heavier buses and it’s over capacity handling 260,000 daily riders. That traffic will increase 40 percent by 2040. Sen. Loretta Weinberg served as watchdog from the audience and gave a qualified thumbs up.
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