Port Authority is the second busiest bus terminal in the world, yet it still strains to deal with the nearly 66 million people commuting through the terminal a year.
That's not at all surprising.
According to the New York Times, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Board of Commissioners have come to an agreement to create a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
As the New York Times so aptly put it, the bus terminal is "widely considered about as appealing as an open lesion."
We couldn't agree more, and apparently, neither could the board.
On Thursday, they voted to approve plans to finance a new terminal, regardless of the final cost.
CBS reported that "New Jersey, Port Authority, and Governor Andrew Cuomo ensured that the new terminal will be able to accommodate an estimated 165,000 bus commuters in 2040."
Yup, you read that correctly. 2040, which is 24 years from now. Peachy.
The design concept won't be announced until September, with an ongoing competition looking for the most functional, cost effective design.
So for now, we'll continue to use the outdated, overcrowded facility.[via CBS New York] [Feature Image Courtesy OntheSetOfNewYork]