Port Authority Approves Plan For New NYC Bus Terminal

NEW YORK (AP) -

The Port Authority moved forward Thursday with a plan to replace its aging New York bus terminal.

Board members approved a plan that will include an international design competition for Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is more than 50 years old and handles more than 200,000 people per day. It’s considered outdated and ill-suited for projected increases in traffic in the coming years.

Board members last month were sharply divided on what direction the project should take. But a consensus was reached since then on several fronts.

The plan also would hire a consultant to look at ridership projections and consider how the new terminal would fit in with other transit projects.