New York, New Jersey Still Split Over Bus Terminal Project

NEW YORK (AP) -

A project to build a new bus terminal in Manhattan that has caused political strife on both sides of the Hudson River is showing no signs of reaching a resolution.

The vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, an appointee of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was absent from Thursday’s board meeting, and a fellow board member said it was due to frustrations over the project.

A New Jersey lawmaker criticized some of her New York counterparts for suggesting the Port Authority’s chairman, a New Jersey appointee, should recuse himself from the project.

The six-decades-old terminal is decaying and the source of regular delays. A plan to build a new terminal one block west of the current location has been panned by New York lawmakers.