New Jersey lawmakers and commuters alike may now rejoice as a new Port Authority bus terminal is set to be built in New York.
The terminal will take roughly ten to 15 billion dollars to fund, and is set to be placed near Port Authority’s current New York location at West 42nd Street.
There were originally talks of building the new terminal in northern New Jersey, to connect inbound trains. This would, however, make for a 2-seat ride for all Jersey commuters and was thus strongly opposed by New Jersey lawmakers.
Over 100,000 people take buses from New Jersey to New York every weekday. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney calls it a “tremendous victory.”
New York also takes a small win too, with a new, multi-billion dollar agreement to rejuvenate LaGuardia airport.