Opening the discussion to a better-designed Port Authority is a start and in line with Times Square’s efforts to clean up the area, but processing 225,000 travelers a day and looking good will always remain a challenge while crammed in mid-town.
The world’s busiest bus facility, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC, could face a major overhaul or even a replacement.
The Port Authority of NY/NJ has awarded a contract for a “Midtown Bus Master Plan” to “revitalize” the squat hulking gateway to Midtown Manhattan as part of a plan to accomodate expected increases in bus traffic. The study will also consider “possible terminal replacement,” which would dramatically change the face of, and commuting experience in, the Times Square area.
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Photo credit: A 2009 photo of Port Authority in New York City. Rob Young / Flickr