RPA Pitches a Pair of Mega-Projects to Avert a Hellish Transit Future

An influential transportation and infrastructure think tank and advocacy group predicts the number of city commuters from across the Hudson River will greatly outstrip capacity in the coming years and wants planners and government officials to think holistically to solve the problem.

The Regional Plan Association said that mega-projects such as a $10 billion plan to replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal are imagined in isolation, without a thought to complementary developments.

Rather than just build a larger bus terminal on the West Side, for instance, the RPA recommended that an ancillary bus facility be built in the basement of the Javits Center, an idea first floated last year by a private sector design team that responded to a solicitation by the Port Authority for ideas on how the terminal project could be reimagined.

Read the full article in Crain's New York Business