In January this year, the agency finally pledged $3.5 billion towards a new bus terminal after months of fighting, and the cost of building at the existing site will be one of the major aspects of this new study.
The agency’s board has been riddled with infighting along political and state lines with the differences between the two sides centering on who should shoulder the burden of paying for a redesigned terminal.
Just when it seemed like things were progressing smoothly with the Port Authority Bus Terminal overhaul project, heated words exchanged between elected officials and the Port Authority chairman have threatened to jeopardize the project yet again.
The head juror for that PABT design competition has now suggested to the heads of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that they consider building something new on top of the existing structure.
The contest had been the source of controversy for the last few months with local residents and elected officials complaining that the PA had failed to solicit public opinion or communicate with the public for setting any kind of design guidelines.
These designs however aren’t the final word on what will replace the existing 66-year-old terminal, and the agency is open to other planning options as well. Starting this month, the PA will start holding meetings with city and state officials.
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This week the agency invited elected officials to review the plans submitted by the five finalists for the design competition, but the officials rejected that idea saying it would legitimize an already unfair process.